A bacterium found in the intestines of animals and in the soil.
Genus Proteus; motile Gram-negative rods‘Luckily for us, although they have some fussy tastes, many of the bacteria they like to eat are major pathogens, so they eat proteus and proteus is a bacterium that causes a lot of urinary tract infections.’
- ‘Other common organisms are proteus, klebbsiela, staphylococcus and enterococcus fecalis.’
- ‘If a proteus or another organism that can split urea is isolated from the urine the chance of underlying stone disease is considerably higher.’
Early 19th century from modern Latin Proteus, from Proteus.
A minor sea god who had the power of prophecy but who would assume different shapes to avoid answering questions.
A satellite of Neptune, the sixth closest to the planet, discovered by the Voyager 2 space probe in 1989, and having a diameter of 261 miles (420 km).