Meaning of pasteurella

pas•teu•rel•la

Pronunciation: (pas"tu-rel'u), [key]
— pl. -rel•lae -rel•las.
  1. any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pasturella, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for humans and animals.
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