noun plural

Bru·​cel·​la·​ce·​ae ˌbrü-sə-ˈlā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Brucellaceae (audio)
: a family of small gram-negative coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales that are obligate parasites chiefly of warm-blooded vertebrates and that include a number of serious pathogens see brucella

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“Brucellaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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