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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.]


, 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.
References in classic literature ?
There is one of our bacilli squeaking for help," said he with a grim smile.
Daughtry had inquired into the matter, and the inquiry was violent; for he had a wholesome fear of germs and bacilli, and when the two active young men tried to run him through with their filth-corroded spears, he caught the spear of one young man under his arm and put the other young man to sleep with a left hook to the jaw.
For it was these bacteria, and germs, and microbes, and bacilli, cultured in the laboratories of the West, that had come down upon China in the rain of glass.
The topics include the gene regulation of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis, the structure and composition of the outer layers of the bacterial spore, the degradation of spore peptidoclycan during germination, anthrax disease as a paradigm for the sport as an infectious agent, and properties and detection methods of Bacilli spores in food and in medical settings.
Tuberculosis bacilli that have become resistant against our major antibiotics are a serious threat to world health.
1942, "Studies on common aerobic spore forming Bacilli staining for fat with Sudan black B stain," J.
Traditionally, the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex comprises tubercle bacilli of 8 distinct subgroups: M.
Bacillus anthracis (wild-type strains) are large, encapsulated, aerobic, gram-positive, catalase-positive, nonmotile bacilli that grow well on sheep blood agar, chocolate agar, and other gram-positive selective media, but not on MacConkey agar.
Instead of protecting against TB, the bacilli Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, vaccine may increase the risk of contracting bacilli Calmette-Guerin disease, which may be clinically indistinguishable from TB, the study found.
Over the last several years, it has been increasingly apparent that many Gram-negative bacilli are also displaying resistance to the remaining antimicrobics available for treatment.
He provides a comparative analysis of the genomes of extremophilic bacilli with other phylogenetically related non-extremophilic bacilli, including B.
We suggest that exposure of feathers to sunlight during sunning may inactivate or inhibit feather-degrading bacilli thereby limiting the damage such bacteria cause to the plumage of birds (Burtt and Ichida 1999, Muza et al.