[ shi-gel-uh ]
/ ʃɪˈgɛl ə /
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noun, plural shi·gel·lae [shi-gel-ee], /ʃɪˈgɛl i/, shi·gel·las.Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Shigella, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals.
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Origin of shigella
<New Latin (1918), after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese scientist; see -ella
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British Dictionary definitions for shigella
/ (ʃɪˈɡɛlə) /
any rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Shigella; some species cause dysentery
Word Origin for shigella
C20: named after K. Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese bacteriologist, who discovered it
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Medical definitions for shigella
[ shĭ-gĕl′ə ]
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria that includes some species that cause dysentery in humans.
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