Definitions for "Shigella"
a very contagious disease causing dysentery with symptoms of diarrhea etanus: an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds with symptoms of muscle spasms
A type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea. Shigella infection may be caused by drinking contaminated water.
A Shigellae bacterial genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae responsible for human infections associated with intestinal diseases and having a high mortality rate.