Pfeiffer phenomenon

Pfeif·fer phe·nom·e·non

(fī'fĕr),
the alteration and complete disintegration of Vibrio cholerae when introduced into the peritoneal cavity of an immunized guinea pig, or into that of a normal one if immune serum is injected at the same time; extended to include bacteriolysis in general.

Pfeif·fer phe·nom·e·non

(fī'fĕr fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
The alteration and complete disintegration of Vibrio cholerae when introduced into the peritoneal cavity of an immunized guinea pig, or into that of a normal one if immune serum is injected at the same time; extended to include bacteriolysis in general.

Pfeiffer,

Richard F.J., German physician, 1858-1945.
Pfeifferella - an obsolete genus of bacteria.
Pfeiffer bacillus - a species found in the respiratory tract that causes acute respiratory infection, acute conjunctivitis, bacterial meningitis, and purulent meningitis. Synonym(s): Haemophilus influenzae
Pfeiffer blood agar - solid agar, with a few drops of human blood smeared on the surface.
Pfeiffer phenomenon - bacteriolysis.
Pfeiffer syndrome - Synonym(s): type V acrocephalosyndactyly