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brucella

[ broo-sel-uh ]
/ bruˈsɛl ə /
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noun, plural bru·cel·lae [broo-sel-ee], /bruˈsɛl i/, bru·cel·las.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.

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Origin of brucella

1920; <New Latin; after D. Bruce; see -ella
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Medical definitions for brucella

Brucella
[ brōō-sĕlə ]

n.

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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