Meaning of Hemophilus*

He•moph•i•lus

Pronunciation: (hi-mof'u-lus), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. a genus of rod-shaped, parasitic, hemophilic bacteria, certain species of which, as H. influenzae or H. suis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
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