Moraxella

noun
Mor·​ax·​el·​la | \ˌmȯr-ak-ˈsel-ə \

Medical Definition of Moraxella 

: a genus of short rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria that is placed in either of two families (Moraxellaceae or Neisseriaceae) and includes the causative agent (M. lacunata) of Morax-Axenfeld conjunctivitis

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