Definition of Salmonella
Salmonella: A group of bacteria that cause typhoid fever and a number of other illnesses, including food poisoning, gastroenteritis and enteric fever from contaminated food products.
Named for the American pathologist Daniel Salmon (1850-1914). See: Salmonellosis. For more information, please read MedicineNet's Salmonella article.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013
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