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n. pl. strep·to·ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī)
Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, often pathogenic bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, occurring in chains, especially S. moniliformis, which causes a type of rat-bite fever.


(Pathology) a bacterium that causes a type of rat-bite fever


(ˌstrɛp toʊ bəˈsɪl əs)

n., pl. -cil•li (-sil′ī).
1. any of various bacilli that form in chains.
2. any of the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, common in rat saliva and a cause of ratbite fever.
[1895–1900; < New Latin; see strepto-, bacillus]
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Noun1.streptobacillus - any of various rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria
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Similarly, it may be deemed unnecessary to subject an animal to a retest to confirm positivity for pathogens such as Streptobacillus Moniliformis or Clostridium Piliformi that present in an obvious and symptomatic manner in an animal.
Rat bite fever, also called Haverhill fever, is a human illness that can be caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis (S.
Bacillus, Streptobacillus and Staphylococcus showed that bacteria moved along with freezing front and concentrated in the centre in case of radial freezing and at the bottom when vertical freezing was applied.
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.
Human infections by Streptobacillus moniliformis are assumed to be caused by rats on the basis of epidemiologic information.
Lampe, "Brain abscess due to Streptobacillus moniliformis and Actinobacterium meyerii," Infection, vol.
Streptobacillus moniliformis, a Gram-negative bacillus, is the leading cause of rat-bite fever in the United States [1].
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].
Lung, liver, and epiglottis tissue collected postmortem was positive for Streptobacillus moniliformis DNA by polymerase chain reaction.
The rodent-borne infectious diseases of greatest medical importance include leptospirosis, hantavirus, monkeypox, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and the rat-bite fever bacterium, Streptobacillus moniliformis.
Rat bite fever is an acute febrile illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis, which colonizes the nasopharynx of a substantial percentage of domestic and wild rats.