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Meaning of BACILLUS

Pronunciation:  bu'silus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations
 

BACILLUS is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: B, bacilli
 
 See Also: eubacteria, eubacterium, genus Bacillus, true bacteria

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ba*cil"lus\, n.; pl. {Bacilli}. [NL., for L. bacillum.
See {Bacillarle}.] (Biol.)
A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable
organism.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A class of bacteria which are rod-shaped. Belonging to this class are: E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Clostridia; of these, Bacillus Calmett-Guérin is administered for vaccination against tuberculosis; bacteria causing tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and tuberculosis are also rod-shaped.
  2. A rod-shaped bacterium.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A rod-shaped bacterium.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, bacteria, bacterium, bug, coccus, disease-producing microorganism, echovirus, enterovirus, filterable virus, fungus, germ, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, microbe, microorganism, mold, nonfilterable virus, pathogen, picornavirus, protozoa, protozoon, reovirus, rhinovirus, rickettsia, spirillum, spirochete, spore, staphylococcus, streptococcus, trypanosome, vibrio, virus
 

 

 

 

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