Definitions for klebsiella
a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
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A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria whose organisms arrange singly, in pairs, or short chains. This genus is commonly found in the intestinal tract and is an opportunistic pathogen that can give rise to bacteremia, pneumonia, urinary tract and several other types of human infection.