noun Pathology.

food poisoning caused by consumption of food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella, characterized by the sudden onset of abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.

Nearby words

  1. salmonella poisoning,
  2. salmonella schottmülleri,
  3. salmonella typhi,
  4. salmonella typhimurium,
  5. salmonella typhosa,
  6. salmonid,
  7. salmonoid,
  8. salol,
  9. salome,
  10. salometer

Origin of salmonellosis

First recorded in 1910–15; salmonell(a) + -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for salmonellosis




Infection with bacteria of the genus Salmonella, characterized by gastroenteritis and fever, and caused especially by eating improperly stored or undercooked foods.

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