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 (băk′yə-lə-fôrm′, bə-kyo͞o′lə-)

[Latin baculum, stick; see bak- in Indo-European roots + -form.]
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(bəˈkjuːlɪˌfɔːm; ˈbækjuː-)
(Biology) biology shaped like a rod: baculiform fungal spores.
[C19: from baculi-, from Latin baculum walking stick + - form]
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Adj.1.baculiform - formed like a bacillusbaculiform - formed like a bacillus    
formed - having or given a form or shape
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It is characterized by baculiform sensillum t1 on foretarsus, sensillum b' present (in 9 species) or absent (in 29 species), calyx of maxillary gland smooth, heart-shaped, the reduced striate band on abdominal segment VIII, and sternite VIII has 4 setae.
Dorsal sensillum t1 baculiform, t2 thin and long, t3 short and lanceolate, BS = 0.50.
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