comma bacillus


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comma bacillus

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(Microbiology) a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae
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Noun1.comma bacillus - comma-shaped bacteria that cause Asiatic choleracomma bacillus - comma-shaped bacteria that cause Asiatic cholera
genus Vibrio - a genus of bacteria
vibrio, vibrion - curved rodlike motile bacterium
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"That anyone should condescend to die of cholera at the JL bidding of so insignificant a creature as the comma bacillus," wrote Marcel Proust, should not be astonishing to those in the know.