When you touch raw chicken and get bacteria on your hands that makes you very ill, the bacteria is an example of salmonella.
Origin of salmonella
- New Latin Salmonella genus name after Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850–1914), American pathologist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- New Latin, from Salmon (“a surname") +"Ž -ella, after Daniel Elmer Salmon.
- From Salmonella, named for its discoverer, Daniel Elmer Salmon.