Shiga bacillus

noun

Shi·​ga bacillus ˈshē-gə- How to pronounce Shiga bacillus (audio)
: a widely distributed but chiefly tropical bacterium of the genus Shigella (S. dysenteriae) that causes dysentery in humans and monkeys

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“Shiga bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Shiga%20bacillus. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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