Pronunciation: (brOO-sel'u), [key]
—pl. -cel•laePronunciation: (-sel'ē), [key] -cel•las. Bacteriol.
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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