Medical Dictionary

Bordetella

play
noun Bor·de·tel·la \ˌbȯrd-ə-ˈtel-ə\

Medical Definition of Bordetella

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bordetella? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!