Bordetella


Bor·de·tel·la

noun \ˌbrd-ə-ˈtel-ə\

Definition of BORDETELLA

: 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

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