Bordetella

noun

Bor·​de·​tel·​la ˌbȯrd-ə-ˈtel-ə How to pronounce Bordetella (audio)
: a genus of bacteria comprising very short gram-negative strictly aerobic coccuslike bacilli and including the causative agent (B. pertussis) of whooping cough

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“Bordetella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bordetella. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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