Mor·​ax·​el·​la ˌmȯr-ak-ˈsel-ə How to pronounce Moraxella (audio)
: 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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“Moraxella.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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