shigella


shi·gel·la

noun \shi-ˈgel-ə\

Definition of SHIGELLA

1
capitalized : a genus of nonmotile aerobic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that form acid but no gas on many carbohydrates and that cause dysenteries in animals and especially humans
2
plural shi·gel·lae \-ˌē\ also shi·gellas : any bacterium of the genus Shigella

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