Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Bordetella

play
noun Bor·de·tel·la \ˌbȯrd-ə-ˈtel-ə\

Medical Definition of Bordetella

  1. :  a genus of bacteria comprising very short gram-negative strictly aerobic coccuslike bacilli and including the causative agent (B. pertussis) of whooping cough



Biographical Note for bordetella

J.–J.–B.–V. Bordet

, —see bordet-gengou


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bordetella? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

in the capacity or character of

Get Word of the Day daily email!