Definition of salmonella in English:


Syllabification: sal·mo·nel·la
Pronunciation: /ˌsalməˈnelə

noun (plural salmonellae /-ˈnelē/)

  • 1A bacterium that occurs mainly in the intestine, especially a serotype causing food poisoning.
    • Genus Salmonella: numerous serotypes; Gram-negative rods
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    • Large bone infarcts may become secondarily infected with various bacteria, including salmonellae, resulting in osteomyelitis.
    • Bacilli and salmonellae were also found to be sensitive to dicyclomine.
    • Results of infection by common bacteria such as salmonella, campylobacter and listeria can include vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, or even death.
  • 1.1Food poisoning caused by infection with salmonella bacterium: an outbreak of salmonella
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    • Inadequate hand hygiene also contributes to food-related illnesses, such as salmonella and E. coli infection.
    • Human waste is likely to result in such diseases as e-coli and salmonella and increase the rat population in these areas.
    • According to the CSPI, in recent years there have been several outbreaks of both salmonella and E. coli caused by non-pasteurized juices.



Pronunciation: /-ˌneˈlōsis/
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  • In 2000, a team at Texas A & M University cloned a bull named ‘86 Squared’ which was naturally resistant to three serious cattle diseases - brucellosis, tuberculosis and salmonellosis.
  • Most feral pigeons carry some form of disease, with 90 per cent being infected with the most common, salmonellosis, which can cause salmonella in humans.
  • Two babies have died from salmonellosis, caught from their families' pet reptiles.


modern Latin, named after Daniel E. Salmon (1850–1914), US veterinary surgeon.

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