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.

Origin of pasteurella

< New Latin (1887), after L. Pasteur; see -ella Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

pasteurella in Medicine


[păs′chə-rĕlə, păstə-]


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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