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SHIGA BACILLUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shiga bacillus mean? 

SHIGA BACILLUS (noun)
  The noun SHIGA BACILLUS has 1 sense:

1. a bacillus that causes dysentery

  Familiarity information: SHIGA BACILLUS used as a noun is very rare.


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SHIGA BACILLUS (noun)


Sense 1shiga bacillus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bacillus that causes dysentery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

shiga bacillus; Shigella dysentariae

Hypernyms ("shiga bacillus" is a kind of...):

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


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