noun. rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon.
- shiga bacillus
- enteric bacteria
- Shigella dysentariae
Example sentences of the word 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.