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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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Brucellosis (Mediterranean fever, undulant fever) is the most common zoonotic infection caused by the bacterial genus Brucella. These organisms are small aerobic intracellular coccobacilli, which localize in the reproductive organs of the host animals and the humans contract infection by ingestion through infected food products, direct contact with an infected animal, or inhalation of aerosols.
Brucella species are cocco-bacilli gram-negative bacteria, they have many routes of transmission including: direct contact with animals or environment, consuming of uncooked animal product (4).
This disease, which has a worldwide distribution, is caused by Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Brucella. Currently, there are 11 recognized Brucella species (2), and six of them, are known to be pathogenic for both animals and to humans, namely: B.