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pasteurella

[ pas-tuh-rel-uh ]
/ ˌpæs təˈrɛl ə /
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noun, plural pas·teu·rel·lae [pas-tuh-rel-ee], /ˌpæs təˈrɛl i/, pas·teu·rel·las.Bacteriology.

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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Medical definitions for pasteurella

Pasteurella
[ păs′chə-rĕlə, păstə- ]

n.

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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