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Bordetella

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noun Bor·de·tel·la \ ˌbȯrd-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

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