bordetella

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

bordetella (plural bordetellas or bordetellae)

  1. (bacteriology) Any of several gram-negative coccobacilli, of the genus Bordetella, many of which are pathogenic; especially Bordatella pertussis which causes whooping cough and kennel cough.