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sal·mo·nel·la

n 1  cap  :  a genus of aerobic gram-negative rod-shaped nonspore-forming usu. motile bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that grow well on artificial media and form acid and gas on many carbohydrates but not on lactose, sucrose, or salicin, that are pathogenic for humans and other warm-blooded animals, and that cause food poisoning, acute gastrointestinal inflammation, typhoid fever, and septicemia  2  pl  -nel*lae  or  -nellas  or  -nella  :  any bacterium of the genus Salmonella
 
Salm•on, Daniel Elmer (1850-1914),
American veterinarian. For the greater part of his career Salmon was associated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, having joined the department to investigate diseases of domestic animals, especially Texas fever. He later founded and became chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry. In 1900 the genus Salmonella of bacteria was named after him.
 
 

 
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