-ella


a suffix used as a formative in taxonomic names, especially genus names of bacteria: chorella; pasteurella; salmonella.

Origin of -ella

< New Latin, Latin, feminine of -ellus; see -elle
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Word Origin and History for -ella

diminutive word-forming element, from Latin -ella, fem. of -ellus.

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