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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.
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linearis MP Caloneis bacillum, Diatomella, Frustulia rhomboides, Gyrosigma acuminatum, Navicula eliliptica, N.
This is improbable because its bacillum is not indigenous to the Americas, and it is unlikely that bovine tuberculosis in bison would have been transmitted to humans.
Synonyms: Stauroneis bacillum Grunow 1860; Navicula fasciata Lagerstedt 1873; Caloneis fasciata (Lagerstedt) Cleve1894; Caloneis bacillaris (Gregory) Cleve 1894