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Medical Term:

Burkholderia pseudomallei


Definition: a species found in cases of melioidosis in humans and other animals and in soil and water in tropical regions. New name for Pseudomonas pseudomallei.

Synonym(s): Pseudomonas pseudomallei, Whitmore bacillus

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