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salmonella definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural salmonellae or -nellas or -nella) Etymology: New Latin, from Daniel E. Salmon died 1914 American veterinarian Date: 1913 any of a genus (Salmonella) of usually motile enterobacteria that are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals and cause food poisoning, gastrointestinal inflammation, typhoid fever, or septicemia

Britannica Concise

Any of the rod-shaped, gram-negative, non-oxygen-requiring bacteria that make up the genus Salmonella. Their main habitat is the intestinal tract of humans and other animals. Some of the 2,200 species exist in animals without causing disease; others are serious pathogens. Any of a wide range of mild to serious infections caused by salmonellae are called salmonellosis, incl. typhoid and paratyphoid fever in humans. Refrigeration prevents their reproduction but does not kill them; as a result, many salmonellae can develop in foods, which, when eaten, can cause gastroenteritis. Chickens are major reservoirs of salmonella, and chicken and eggs are the principal source of human poisoning, whose symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, chills, and painful headaches. Other food sources include unpasteurized milk, ground meat, and fish.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. salmonellae) 1 any bacterium of the genus Salmonella, esp. any of various serotypes causing food poisoning. 2 food poisoning caused by infection with salmonellae. Derivatives: salmonellosis n. Etymology: mod.L f. D. E. Salmon, Amer. veterinary surgeon d. 1914

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Salmonella is a disease caused by bacteria in food. You can also refer to the bacteria itself as salmonella. He was suffering from salmonella poisoning.

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