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pasteurella

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noun pas·teu·rel·la \ ˌpas-tə-ˈrel-ə \

medical Definition of pasteurella

1 capitalized :a genus of gram-negative facultatively anaerobic nonmotile rod bacteria of the family Pasteurellaceae that stain differentially at the poles of the cell and include several important pathogens especially of domestic animals — see hemorrhagic septicemia, yersinia
2 plural pasteurellas or pasteurellae play \-ˌlī\ :any bacterium of the genus Pasteurella

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