Shigella

Genus of non-motile Gram negative enterobacteria (Escherichiae group): cause dysentery. See Shiga toxin.

Shigella

S. dysenteriae S. flexneri Shigella is a genus of Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, nonspore-forming, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria closely related to Salmonella. The genus is named after Kiyoshi Shiga, who first discovered it in 1897. The causative agent of human shigellosis, Shigella causes disease in primates, but not in other mammals.{pag...
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Shigella

(shĭ-gel´ә) a genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria containing four species that are differentiated by biochemical reactions: S. dysente´riae (subgroup A), S. flex´neri (subgroup B), S. boy´dii (subgroup C), and S. son´nei (subgroup D). Their normal habitat is the int...
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shigella

(shĭ-gel´ә) any individual organism of the genus Shigella.
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shigella

noun rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
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Shigella

A gram-negative flagellated bacteria of the Eschericiae group, responsible for dysentery in humans. Infection by drinking contaminated water is common. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Shigella

A group of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract and cause infantile gastroenteritis, summer diarrhea of childhood and various forms of dysentery including epidemic and opportunistic bacillary dysentery. Named for the Japanese bacteriologist Kiyoshi Shiga (1870-1957).
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Shigella

genus of rod-shaped bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae, species of which are normal inhabitants of the human intestinal tract and can cause ... [6 related articles]
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Shigella

Shigella: A group of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestinal tract and cause infantile gastroenteritis, summer diarrhea of childhood and various forms of dysentery including epidemic and opportunistic bacillary dysentery. Named for the Japanese bacteriologist Kiyoshi Shiga (1870-1957).
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Shigella

Type: Term Pronunciation: shē-gel′lă Definitions: 1. A genus of nonmotile, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae) containing gram-negative nonencapsulated rods. These organisms cannot use citrate as a sole source of carbon; their growth is inhibited by potassium cyanide and their metabolism is fermen...
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shigella

[n] - rod-shaped gram-negative enterobacteria
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