Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Shigella, which includes some species that cause dysentery.

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  • noun bacteriology A bacterium in the genus Shigella, some kinds of which may cause shigellosis a form of dysentery.

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Shigella, genus name, after Kiyoshi Shiga, (1870–1957), Japanese bacteriologist.]

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From the name of Kiyoshi Shiga, the Japanese bacteriologist who studied shigella.

Examples

  • Well, it's believed that these baby carrots may be contaminated with shigella, which is a bacteria in close relation to E. coli, as well as salmonella.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2007

  • Shigellosis is an infection caused by a group of bacteria called shigella that cause often-bloody diarrhea that can last about a week.

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  • Shigellosis is an infection caused by a group of bacteria called shigella that cause often-bloody diarrhea that can last about a week.

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  • While most of these microorganisms are commonly found in or on our body, some that were found on the Austins 'floor can produce disease -- such as shigella, staphylococcus pneumonia, or staphylococcus aureus -- if they are inhaled, ingested or touch skin breaks, Eichenbaum said.

    CNN.com

  • If the dorm lobby salad bar was shut down b/c people were getting shigella or whatever it is you get from unwashed salad, the students would just have to go to the cafeteria.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • If the dorm lobby salad bar was shut down b/c people were getting shigella or whatever it is you get from unwashed salad, the students would just have to go to the cafeteria.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • • Some illnesses are more likely to present with seizures as a symptom, including pneumonia, meningitis, shigella infections, diarrhea, and roseola.

    Baby and Child Emergency First Aid

  • SHEA, see Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America shigella, 182

    SUPERBUG

  • The Gram-negatives, a class that includes salmonella, shigella, and E. coli, have a double-layer cell membrane that would not be vulnerable.

    SUPERBUG

  • Some examples include staphylococcus, salmonella, escherichia coli, shigella, or listeria monocytogenes - just to name a few.

    LIVESTRONG.COM: Food-Borne Illnesses: How to Ensure That Your Food is Safe

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