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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 behavior of Brucella neotomae and Brucella suis in reciprocal superinfection experiments in mice and guinea pigs.
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Especie Hospedero de preferencia Brucella melitensis Ovejas, cabras Brucella abortus Ganado bovino Brucella suis Cerdos Brucella canis Perros Brucella ceti Delfines, marsopa, ballena Brucella pinnipedialis Foca Brucella inopinata Desconocido Brucella ovis Oveja Brucella neotomae Rata del desierto Brucella microti Topo comun Especie Potencial zoonotico * Brucella melitensis Alto Brucella abortus Moderado Brucella suis Moderado Brucella canis Leve Brucella ceti Leve Brucella pinnipedialis Leve Brucella inopinata Leve Brucella ovis No existe reporte de infecciones.