n. pl. sal·mo·nel·lae (-nĕlē) or sal·mo·nel·las or salmonella
1. Any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, especially S. enterica, which cause food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and various infectious diseases in domestic animals. Salmonella bacteria are divided into numerous serotypes on the basis of certain antigens found in the cell wall and flagella.
[New Latin Salmonella, genus name, after Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850-1914), American pathologist.]
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