Klebs-Löffler bacillus

/klɛbz-ˈlɜflə bəˌsɪləs/ (say klebz-'lerfluh buh.siluhs)

noun
the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria.
{named after Edwin Klebs, 1834–1913, and FAJ Löffler, 1852–1915, German bacteriologists}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Klebs-Loffler bacillus — Klebs Löff·ler bacillus klāps lef lər , klebz n a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. diphtheriae) that causes human diphtheria Löff·ler lœf lər Friedrich August Johannes (1852 1915) German bacteriologist. Löffler contributed greatly to… …   Medical dictionary

  • klebs-löffler bacillus — ˈklāps]ˈleflə(r) , ˈklebz] noun Usage: usually capitalized K&L Etymology: after Edwin Klebs and Friedrich A. J. Löffler died 1915 German bacteriologist : a bacterium (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) that causes human diphtheria * * * /klebz lef… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Klebs-Löffler bacillus — /klebz lef leuhr/; Ger. /klayps luef leuhrdd/ a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which causes diphtheria. [1890 95; named after E. KLEBS and F. A. J. LÖFFLER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Klebs-Loffler bacillus — bacteria that causes diphtheria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Löffler — (transliterated Loeffler) is a German surname and may refer to:* August Löffler (1822–1866), German painter * Charles Martin Loeffler (1861–1935), German born American composer * Cullen Loeffler (born 1981), American National Football League… …   Wikipedia

  • Löffler , Friedrich August Johannes — (1852–1915) German bacteriologist Löffler was born at Frankfurt in Germany, the son of an army surgeon. He was educated at the University of Würzburg and the Berlin Institute of Military Medicine, where – after serving in the Franco–Prussian War… …   Scientists

  • Klebs, Edwin — ▪ German physician and bacteriologist born Feb. 6, 1834, Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia] died Oct. 23, 1913, Bern, Switz.       German physician and bacteriologist noted for his work on the bacterial theory of infection. With… …   Universalium

  • Löffler, Friedrich August Johannes — ▪ German bacteriologist born June 24, 1852, Frankfurt an der Oder, Prussia [Germany] died April 9, 1915, Berlin       German bacteriologist who, with Edwin Klebs (Klebs, Edwin), in 1884 discovered the organism that causes diphtheria,… …   Universalium

  • Klebs-Löf|fler bacillus — Klebs Loef|fler bacillus or Klebs Löf|fler bacillus «KLAYPS LERF luhr», the bacterium that causes diphtheria. ╂[< Edwin Klebs, 1834 1913, and Friedrich Löffler, 1852 1915, German bacteriologists] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Klebs-Loef|fler bacillus — or Klebs Löf|fler bacillus «KLAYPS LERF luhr», the bacterium that causes diphtheria. ╂[< Edwin Klebs, 1834 1913, and Friedrich Löffler, 1852 1915, German bacteriologists] …   Useful english dictionary

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