from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella, many of which are pathogenic, causing food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and other infectious diseases in domestic animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


New Latin Salmonella, genus name, after Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850-1914), American pathologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Salmonella, named for its discoverer, Daniel Elmer Salmon. (Wiktionary)



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