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Pronunciation: mor'gan-el'ah

Definition: A genus (family Enterobacteriaceae) of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, chemoorganotrophic, straight rods that are motile by peritrichous flagella; found in feces of human beings, other animals, and reptiles; can cause opportunistic infections of the blood, respiratory tract, wounds, and urinary tract.

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