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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Any of several rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of a particular genus.

Usage examples (8)
  • (Unusually pathogenic salmonellae produce similar lesions in chicks.)
  • Early on as a graduate student, I learned that it takes a minimum of about 10 8 salmonellae to cause gastroenteritis.
  • "Because of organic gardening, people use manure," she said, "And a lot of it hasn't been composted," which kills most types of salmonellae.
  • However, if parents clean their children's infected tanks in kitchen or bathroom sinks and then fail to wash their hands or the sinks with disinfectant, the number of... for more
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