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salmonella

[ sal-muh-nel-uh ]
/ ˌsæl məˈnɛl ə /
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noun, plural sal·mo·nel·lae [sal-muh-nel-ee]. /ˌsæl məˈnɛl i/. Bacteriology.

any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Salmonella, as S. typhosa, that may enter the digestive tract of humans and other mammals in contaminated food and cause abdominal pains and violent diarrhea.

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Origin of salmonella

<New Latin (1900), after Daniel E. Salmon (1850–1914), U.S. pathologist; see -ella
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British Dictionary definitions for salmonella

salmonella
/ (ˌsælməˈnɛlə) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

any Gram-negative rod-shaped aerobic bacterium of the genus Salmonella, including S. typhosa, which causes typhoid fever, and many species (notably S. enteritidis) that cause food poisoning (salmonellosis): family Enterobacteriaceae

Word Origin for salmonella

C19: New Latin, named after Daniel E. Salmon (1850–1914), US veterinary surgeon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for salmonella (1 of 2)

salmonella
[ săl′mə-nĕlə ]

n. pl. sal•mo•nel•lae (-nĕlē)

Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, many of which are pathogenic, causing food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and other infectious diseases in domestic animals.

Medical definitions for salmonella (2 of 2)

Salmonella

n.

A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic gram-negative bacteria that are pathogenic in humans and animals.
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Scientific definitions for salmonella

salmonella
[ săl′mə-nĕlə ]

Plural salmonellae (săl′mə-nĕlē) salmonellas

Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella that cause food poisoning and typhoid fever in humans and other mammals.
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Cultural definitions for salmonella

salmonella
[ (sal-muh-nel-uh) ]

A category of bacteria that occurs in many pathogenic forms. One kind causes typhoid fever; there is evidence that other kinds cause various forms of food poisoning.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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