Definitions for salmonellaˌsæl məˈnɛl ə; -ˈnɛl i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sal•mo•nel•laˌsæl məˈnɛl ə; -ˈnɛl i(n.)(pl.)-nel•lae; -nel•las.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Salmonella that enter the digestive tract in contaminated food, causing food poisoning.
Origin of salmonella:
< NL (1900), after Daniel E. Salmon (1850–1914), U.S. pathologist
rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases
Origin: From Salmonella, named for its discoverer, Daniel Elmer Salmon.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that utilizes citrate as a sole carbon source. It is pathogenic for humans, causing enteric fevers, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia. Food poisoning is the most common clinical manifestation. Organisms within this genus are separated on the basis of antigenic characteristics, sugar fermentation patterns, and bacteriophage susceptibility.