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 (băs′ə-lĕr′ē, bə-sĭl′ə-rē) also ba·cil·lar (bə-sĭl′ər, băs′ə-lər)
1. Shaped like a rod or rods.
a. Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.
b. Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli: bacillary dysentery.

[From bacillus.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bacillar - relating to or produced by or containing bacillibacillar - relating to or produced by or containing bacilli
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
2.bacillar - formed like a bacillusbacillar - formed like a bacillus    
formed - having or given a form or shape
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, bacillary
a. bacilar, rel. a un bacilo.
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