pasteurella

noun

pas·​teu·​rel·​la ˌpas-tə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce pasteurella (audio)
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 pasteurella (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 29 May. 2024.

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