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Medical Term:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

Definition: a bacterial species found in soil, water, and commonly in clinical specimens (wound infections, infected burn lesions, urinary tract infections); the causative agent of blue pus; occasionally pathogenic for plants; usually causes infections in humans in whom there is a defect in host defense mechanisms. It is the type species of the genus Pseudomonas.

Synonym(s): blue pus bacillus

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