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[broo-sel-uh] /bruˈsɛl ə/
noun, plural brucellae
[broo-sel-ee] /bruˈsɛl i/ (Show IPA),
brucellas. Bacteriology
any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Brucella, certain species of which, as B. melitensis, are pathogenic for humans and other animals.
1920; < New Latin; after D. Bruce; see -ella Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for brucella
  • The bacterium brucella abortus is the principal cause of brucellosis in cattle.
  • The causative agent of brucellosis in dogs is brucella canis.
brucella in Medicine

Brucella Bru·cel·la (brōō-sěl'ə)
A genus of encapsulated, nonmotile bacteria containing short, rod-shaped to coccoid gram-negative cells that are parasites in and pathogens for humans.

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