Shigella

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(shĭ-gĕl′lă)

[Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist, 1871-1951]
A genus of gram-negative, non-lactose-fermenting bacilli of the family Enterobacteriaceae. It contains a number of species that cause digestive disturbance ranging from mild diarrhea to a severe and often fatal dysentery.
SEE: bacillary dysentery

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