Definition of pasteurellosis in US English:

pasteurellosis

noun

  • A bacterial infection commonly affecting animals and sometimes transferred to humans through bites and scratches.

    The causative bacteria are Gram-negative rods of the genus Pasteurella, in particular P. multocida

    • ‘Another illness called pneumonic pasteurellosis, which damages lungs and can cause death in humans and pigs, is in pork meat, but scientists don't know if eating infected meat infects humans.’
    • ‘Both receive vaccines against vibriosis and the infections pasteurellosis, myxobacteriosis and viral nervous necrosis.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from French pasteurellose (from the name of L. Pasteur, Louis) + -osis.

Pronunciation

pasteurellosis

/ˌpastərəˈlōsəs/