Klebs-Loffler bacillus


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Klebs-Löff·ler bacillus

(klĕbz′lĕf′lər, klāps′lœf′lər)
n.
A gram-positive, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae that causes diphtheria in humans and produces an exotoxin that causes tissue degeneration.