1. shigella

noun. rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon.


  • shiga bacillus
  • enterobacteria
  • enterics
  • enteric bacteria
  • entric
  • Shigella dysentariae

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Sentences with shigella

1. Noun, singular or mass
Both shigella and pathogenic E. coli can be contracted from drinking contaminated water, or from eating food that either contains a large amount of contaminated water, or has been washed in contaminated water.