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noun, plural pas·teu·rel·lae [pas-tuh-rel-ee] /ˌpæs təˈrɛl i/, pas·teu·rel·las. Bacteriology.
  1. any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pasturella, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for humans and animals.
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Origin of pasteurella

< New Latin (1887), after L. Pasteur; see -ella
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pasteurella in Medicine


(păs′chə-rĕlə, păstə-)
  1. A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile bacteria of the family Pastuerellaceae containing small gram-negative rods; they are parasites of humans and other animals.
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