Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: salmonella (salmonellae,salmonellas)  ,sal-mu'ne-lu
  1. Rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon

Derived forms: salmonellas, salmonellae

Type of: enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric

Part of: genus Salmonella

Encyclopedia: Salmonella