[ el-uh ]
/ ˈɛl ə /


a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “all.”


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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