Bordet-Gengou bacillus

noun

: a small ovoid bacillus of the genus Bordetella (B. pertussis) that is the causative agent of whooping cough

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“Bordet-Gengou bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bordet-Gengou%20bacillus. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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