brucella

noun
bru·cel·la | \brü-ˈse-lə \
plural brucellae\-ˈse-(ˌ)lē \ or brucellas

Definition of brucella 

: any of a genus (Brucella) of nonmotile pleomorphic bacteria that cause disease in humans and domestic animals

First Known Use of brucella

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brucella

New Latin, from Sir David Bruce

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brucella

noun
bru·cel·la | \brü-ˈsel-ə \

Medical Definition of brucella 

1 capitalized : a genus of nonmotile capsulated bacteria of the family Brucellaceae that cause disease in humans and domestic animals

2 plural brucellae\-ˈsel-(ˌ)ē \ or brucellas : any bacterium of the genus Brucella

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