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spi·ril·lum

 (spī-rĭl′əm)
n. pl. spi·ril·la (-rĭl′ə)
1. Any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Spirillum, having an elongated spiral form and bearing tufts of flagellae.
2. Any of various other spiral-shaped bacteria, especially one formerly classified in this genus.

[New Latin Spīrillum, genus name, diminutive of Latin spīra, coil; see spire2.]

spirillum

(spaɪˈrɪləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. (Microbiology) any bacterium having a curved or spirally twisted rodlike body. Compare coccus1, bacillus1
2. (Microbiology) any bacterium of the genus Spirillum, such as S. minus, which causes ratbite fever
[C19: from New Latin, literally: a little coil, from spīra a coil]
spiˈrillar adj

spi•ril•lum

(spaɪˈrɪl əm)

n., pl. -ril•la (-ˈrɪl ə)
any of various spirally twisted bacteria of the genus Spirillum, certain species of which are pathogenic.
[1870–75; < New Latin, < Latin spīra coil]

spi·ril·lum

(spī-rĭl′əm)
Plural spirilla
Any of various bacteria that are shaped like a spiral.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirillum - spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant waterspirillum - spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant water
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Spirillum - a genus of bacteria
ratbite fever bacterium, Spirillum minus - a bacterium causing ratbite fever
2.spirillum - any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a spirally twisted rodlike form
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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RBF is a zoonotic systemic illness caused by infection from either the gram-negative bacillus Streptobacillus moniliformis, commonly found in the United States, or the gram-negative rod Spirillum minus, commonly seen in Asia.
Krieg, "A hydrogen peroxide resistant mutant of Spirillum volutans has NADH peroxidase activity but no increased oxygen tolerance," Canadian Journal of Microbiology, vol.
Rat bite fever (RBF) is a systemic febrile illness caused by either Streptobacillus moniliformis, common in Western countries, or Spirillum minus, which is the most prevalent pathogen in Asia [1,2].
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