shigella

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Etymology[edit]

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

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shigella (plural shigella or shigellas or shigellae)

  1. (bacteriology) A bacterium in the genus Shigella, some kinds of which may cause shigellosis a form of dysentery.