Definition of pseudomonas in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌsjuːdə(ʊ)ˈməʊnəs/
Pronunciation: /sjuːˈdɒmənas/


A bacterium which occurs in soil and detritus, including a number that are pathogens of plants or animals.
Example sentences
  • Live biological remedies like the bacteria pseudomonas have been shown to suppress a variety of turfgrass diseases.
  • MBP, for example, shares extensive homologies in amino acid sequences with measles, influenza virus, adenovirus, herpesviruses, papilloma virus, and bacteria, including pseudomonas.
  • Surgical site infection at the chest site after cardiac surgery most often involves grampositive bacteria, such as staphylococci, and less frequently involves gramnegative bacteria, such as pseudomonas.


Modern Latin, from pseudo- 'false' + monas 'monad'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pseudo|monas

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.