shigella

Definitions of shigella
  1. noun
    rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
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    types:
    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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