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noun, plural shigellae
[shi-gel-ee] /ʃɪˈgɛl i/ (Show IPA), shigellas. Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Shigella, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals.
any rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Shigella; some species cause dysentery

Shigella Shi·gel·la (shĭ-gěl’ə)
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria that includes some species that cause dysentery in humans.


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