Definitions of shigella

n rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon

Shigella dysentariae, shiga bacillus
a bacillus that causes dysentery
Type of:
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals

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