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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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