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n. pl. bru·cel·lae (-sĕl′ē) or bru·cel·las
Any of various aerobic, short, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Brucella that are pathogenic to humans and domestic animals.

[After Sir David Bruce.]
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any of a genus of nonmotile bacteria that cause brucellosis
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Noun1.Brucella - an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
coccobacillus - a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
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The less mucoid strain of Brucella canis or M- strain is used for the serologic diagnosis of canine brucellosis.
Zoonotic Species Preferential host potential Brucella melitensis Sheep, goat +++ Brucella abortus Cattle ++ Brucella suis Pig ++ Brucella canis Dog + Brucella ovis Sheep - Brucella neotomae Desert wood rat (Neotomae lepida) - Brucella ceti Cetaceans + Brucella pinnipedialis Seals + Brucella microti common voles (Microtus arvalis) -
The aborted material of dogs infected with Brucella canis in dog shelters or in co-cultivated environments is very dangerous for non-infected dogs.
There are four Brucella species that recognized as a human pathogens; Brucella melitensis, Brucella abortus, Brucella canis and Brucella suis, with their animal reservoirs of sheep and goats, cattle, dogs and swine respectively (6,7).
16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brucella canis is an under-recognized infection in dogs that poses a threat to human health, according to a report published in the August issue of the U.S.
Brucella canis is a gram-negative coccobacillary bacterium that primarily causes reproductive failure in dogs (1).
Brucella canis: Affects dogs, causing canine brucellosis.
Diverse bacterial species can cause brucellosis in humans, four of them being Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis, Brucella abortus, and Brucella canis [8].