pasteurella

pasteurella

[pas-tuh-rel-uh]
noun, plural pasteurellae [pas-tuh-rel-ee] , pasteurellas. Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pasturella, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for humans and animals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1887), after L. Pasteur; see -ella

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Pasteurella Pas·teu·rel·la (pās'chə-rěl'ə, pās'tə-)
n.
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile bacteria of the family Pastuerellaceae containing small gram-negative rods; they are parasites of humans and other animals.

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