Moraxella

noun
Mor·​ax·​el·​la | \ ˌmȯr-ak-ˈsel-ə How to pronounce Moraxella (audio) \

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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“Moraxella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Moraxella. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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