Gärtner's bacillus


Gärt·​ner's bacillus ˈgert-nərz- How to pronounce Gärtner's bacillus (audio)
: a motile bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. enteritidis) that causes enteritis and is widely distributed in the intestinal tracts of mammals including humans

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“Gärtner's bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/G%C3%A4rtner%27s%20bacillus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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