Medical Dictionary

Bordetella

noun Bor·de·tel·la \ˌbrd-ə-ˈtel-ə\

Medical 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

Browse

June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears