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Meaning of brucella

bru•cel•la

Pronunciation: (br-sel'u), [key]
— pl. -cel•lae -cel•las.
  1. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Brucella, certain species of which, as B. melitensis, are pathogenic for humans and other animals.
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