Acinetobacter parapertussis | definition of Acinetobacter parapertussis by Medical dictionary
Bordetella parapertussis (redirected from Acinetobacter parapertussis)
a bacterial species that causes a whooping cough-like disease, usually milder than that seen with Bordetella pertussis.
Bordetella parapertussis A small, aerobic, gram-negative bacillus, the DNA of which is similar to B pertussis. Infection with B parapertussis is usually milder but, like B pertussis, it may cause death, especially in very young children.