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ba·cil·lus

 (bə-sĭl′əs)
n. pl. ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī′)
1. Any of various bacteria, especially a rod-shaped bacterium.
2. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include B. anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax.

[Late Latin, diminutive of Latin baculum, rod; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]
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bacillus

(bəˈsɪləs)
n, pl -cilli (-ˈsɪlaɪ)
1. (Microbiology) any rod-shaped bacterium, such as a clostridium bacterium. Compare coccus2, spirillum1
2. (Microbiology) any of various rodlike spore-producing bacteria constituting the family Bacillaceae, esp of the genus Bacillus
[C19: from Latin: a small staff, from baculum walking stick]
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ba•cil•lus

(bəˈsɪl əs)

n., pl. -cil•li (-ˈsɪl aɪ)
1. any rod-shaped or cylindrical bacterium of the genus Bacillus, comprising spore-producing bacteria.
2. (formerly) any bacterium.
[1880–85; < Late Latin, variant of Latin bacillum, diminutive of baculum staff, walking stick]
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ba·cil·lus

(bə-sĭl′əs)
Plural bacilli (bə-sĭl′ī′)
Any of various bacteria that are shaped like a rod.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacteriumbacillus - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
anthrax bacillus, Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
Bacillus globigii, Bacillus subtilis, grass bacillus, hay bacillus - a species of bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics
Yersinia pestis - a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Bacillus - type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites
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Translations
basilli
bacilus

bacillus

[bəˈsɪləs] N (bacilli (pl)) [bəˈsɪlaɪ]bacilo m
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bacillus

[bəˈsɪləs] nbacille m
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bacillus

n pl <bacilli> → Bazillus m
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bacillus

[bəˈsɪləs] n (bacilli (pl)) [bəˈsɪlaɪ]bacillo
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ba·cil·lus

, bacilli
n. bacilo, microbio, bacteria en forma de bastoncillo;
Calmette-Guérin, bacille bilié ______ de Calmette Guérin, bacille bilié;
Koch's ___, Mycobacterium tuberculosis___ de Koch, micobacteria de la tuberculosis;
typhoid ___, Salmonella typhi___ de la fiebre tifoidea, Salmonela tifoidea.
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bacillus

n (pl -li) bacilo
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