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SALMONELLA (salmonellae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salmonella mean? 

SALMONELLA (noun)
  The noun SALMONELLA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SALMONELLA used as a noun is very rare.


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SALMONELLA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("salmonella" is a kind of...):

enteric bacteria; enterics; enterobacteria; entric (rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "salmonella"):

Gartner's bacillus; Salmonella enteritidis (a form of salmonella that causes gastroenteritis in humans)

Salmonella typhimurium (a form of salmonella that causes food poisoning in humans)

Salmonella typhi; Salmonella typhosa; typhoid bacillus (a form of salmonella that causes typhoid fever)

Holonyms ("salmonella" is a member of...):

genus Salmonella (a genus of bacteria)


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