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shi·gel·la

 (shĭ-gĕl′ə)
n. pl. shi·gel·lae (-gĕl′ē) also shi·gel·las
Any of various nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Shigella, which includes some species that cause dysentery.

[New Latin Shigella, genus name, after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870-1957), Japanese bacteriologist.]

shigella

(ʃɪˈɡɛlə)
n
(Microbiology) any rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Shigella; some species cause dysentery
[C20: named after K. Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese bacteriologist, who discovered it]

shi•gel•la

(ʃɪˈgɛl ə)

n., pl. -gel•lae (-ˈgɛl i)
-gel•las.
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Shigella, certain species of which are pathogenic.
[< New Latin (1918), after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese scientist; see -ella]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shigella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Shigella - a genus of bacteria
shiga bacillus, Shigella dysentariae - a bacillus that causes dysentery