pasteurella

noun
pas·​teu·​rel·​la | \ ˌpas-tə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce pasteurella (audio) \

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\ -​ˌlī How to pronounce pasteurellae (audio) \ : any bacterium of the genus Pasteurella

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“Pasteurella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pasteurella. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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