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Adj.1.rod-shaped - formed like a bacillusrod-shaped - formed like a bacillus    
formed - having or given a form or shape
2.rod-shaped - resembling a rod
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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These bacteria belong to a rod-shaped group of microbes commonly found in feces, where some cause infections in hospital settings.
Apart from circumhorizontal arcs, the right combination of the sun and the cirrus clouds can also create other kinds of optical illusions that resemble rainbows, such as cloud iridescence (a diffraction phenomenon caused by small ice crystals individually scattering sunlight), infralateral arcs (formed when sun light enters horizontally oriented, rod-shaped hexagonal ice crystals through a hexagonal base and exits through one of the prism sides), and circumzenithal arcs (located at a considerable distance above the sun, they usually form a quarter of a circle centered on the zenith).
The researchers' paper said that in addition to being able to detect whether bacteria is present, the device can begin to classify the type by determining whether the cells are spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral.
This genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria comprising animal and plant pathogens was named for American plant pathologist Walter H.
[ClickPress, Tue Oct 16 2018] Global Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections Treatment Market: Outlook Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a rod-shaped bacterium, is usually found in moist or wet areas such as water and soil.
"In my view, the injuries on the back represented at least 12 blows, most of which were delivered with a rod-shaped weapon."
The court heard when he was found he had a red mark on his neck and had also suffered at least 12 blows from a rod-shaped weapon to his back.
A rod-shaped sensor is immersed into an electrolyte tank where metal is deposited on parts.
A month after these cells were implanted into newborn rat hearts, the healthy human donor cells appeared rod-shaped and mature.
These bacteria appeared rod-shaped, which was similar to the morphology of purified P.
The trigger is a rod-shaped bacterium, bacillus anthracis, and it is so dangerous because it can produce spores that lie low and live for years if inhaled, ingested or get into the skin.