Definition of salmonella noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsælməˈnelə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsælməˈnelə//
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a type of bacteria that makes people sick if they eat infected food; an illness caused by this bacteria cases of salmonella poisoning an outbreak of salmonella Word Originmodern Latin, named after Daniel E. Salmon (1850–1914), American veterinary surgeon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salmonella