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Noun: shigella  shi'ge-lu
  1. Rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
    "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

Derived forms: shigellas

Type of: enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric

Part of: genus Shigella

Encyclopedia: Shigella