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Definitions for Salmonella
ˌsæl məˈnɛl ə; -ˈnɛl isal·mo·nel·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salmonellanoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Salmonellanoun

    A genus of gram-negative bacteria that may be motile or non-motile; they are typically rod-shaped and may be aerobic or facultatively aerobic. They may be pathogenic for humans and other animals. Their metabolism is fermentative, and they produce acid and usually gas from glucose, but they do not metabolize lactose. The type species is Salmonella cholerae-suis, which is found in pigs. Other species, pathogenic in man, are Salmonella typhi (Salmonella typhosa), Salmonella typhimurium, and Salmonella schotmulleri, whih cause typhoid fever, food poisoning, and enteric fever, respectively. Stedman.

Wiktionary

  1. salmonellanoun

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

  2. Etymology: From Salmonella, named for its discoverer, Daniel Elmer Salmon.

Wikipedia

  1. Salmonella

    Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped (bacillus) Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. The two species of Salmonella are Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori. S. enterica is the type species and is further divided into six subspecies that include over 2,600 serotypes. Salmonella was named after Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850–1914), an American veterinary surgeon. Salmonella species are non-spore-forming, predominantly motile enterobacteria with cell diameters between about 0.7 and 1.5 μm, lengths from 2 to 5 μm, and peritrichous flagella (all around the cell body, allowing them to move). They are chemotrophs, obtaining their energy from oxidation and reduction reactions, using organic sources. They are also facultative anaerobes, capable of generating ATP with oxygen ("aerobically") when it is available, or using other electron acceptors or fermentation ("anaerobically") when oxygen is not available.Salmonella species are intracellular pathogens, of which certain serotypes cause illness. Most infections are due to ingestion of food contaminated by animal feces, or by human feces, such as by a food-service worker at a commercial eatery. Salmonella serotypes can be divided into two main groups—typhoidal and nontyphoidal. Nontyphoidal serotypes are zoonotic and can be transferred from animal-to-human and from human-to-human. They usually invade only the gastrointestinal tract and cause salmonellosis, the symptoms of which can be resolved without antibiotics. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, nontyphoidal Salmonella can be invasive and cause paratyphoid fever, which requires immediate treatment with antibiotics. Typhoidal serotypes can only be transferred from human-to-human, and can cause food-borne infection, typhoid fever, and paratyphoid fever. Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella invading the bloodstream (the typhoidal form), or in addition spreading throughout the body, invading organs, and secreting endotoxins (the septic form). This can lead to life-threatening hypovolemic shock and septic shock, and requires intensive care including antibiotics.

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  1. Salmonella

    Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, predominantly motile enterobacteria with diameters around 0.7 to 1.5 µm, lengths from 2 to 5 µm, and flagella that grade in all directions. They are chemoorganotrophs, obtaining their energy from oxidation and reduction reactions using organic sources, and are facultative anaerobes. Most species produce hydrogen sulfide, which can readily be detected by growing them on media containing ferrous sulfate, such as TSI. Most isolates exist in two phases: a motile phase I and a nonmotile phase II. Cultures that are nonmotile upon primary culture may be switched to the motile phase using a Cragie tube. Salmonella is closely related to the Escherichia genus and are found worldwide in cold- and warm-blooded animals, and in the environment. They cause illnesses such as typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and foodborne illness.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Salmonella

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salmonella in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salmonella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Salmonella in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Almer:

    My mother died a painful death from salmonella, and the look of horror on her face as she died shall always haunt me.

  2. Catherine Donnelly:

    Approximately 450 deaths occur each year from the 1.2 million cases of salmonellosis that occur in United States. Individuals that are particularly susceptible to Salmonella infection include the very young, the very old and people with weakened immune systems.

  3. Jeff Almer:

    My mother died a painful death from salmonella, and the look of horror on her face as she died shall always haunt me, i just hope they ship you all to jail.

  4. Charles Gerba:

    I've collected sponges from several hundred homes and found salmonella on 15 % of them. So yeah, I'm really paranoid about them.

  5. Empire Kosher:

    We are shocked and saddened to have just learned there may have been a death potentially related to a Salmonella outbreak and we extend our sympathies to anyone affected.

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