Proteus

Proteus

1. (Science: bacteria) genus of highly motile gram-negative bacteria. They are found largely in soil but are also found in the intestine of humans. They are opportunistic pathogens, proteus mirabilis is a major cause of urinary tract infections.

2. (Science: zoology) An urodele amphibian. It is a cave dweller and is blind, has external gills and lacks any pigment.

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