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Ba·cil·la·ce·ae

(bă'si-lā'sē-ē),
A family of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming, ordinarily motile bacteria (order Eubacteriales) containing gram-positive rods. These organisms are chemoheterotrophic. Some species are pathogenic. Ordinarily two genera, Bacillus and Clostridium, are included. The type genus is Bacillus.

Bacillaceae

/Bac·il·la·ceae/ (bas″ĭ-la´se-e) a family of mostly saprophytic bacteria (order Eubacteriales), commonly found in soil and as animal parasites; members of genera Bacillus and Clostridium can cause disease in humans.

Bacillaceae

[bas′əlā′si·ē]
Etymology: L, bacillum, small rod
a family of Bacilli of the order Bacillales, consisting of gram-positive, rod-shaped cells that can produce cylindric, ellipsoid, or spheric endospores situated terminally, subterminally, or centrally. These cells are chemoheterotrophic and mostly saprophytic, commonly appearing in soil. Some are parasitic on insects and animals and are pathogenic. The family includes the genus Bacillus, which is aerobic, and the genus Clostridium, which is facultatively anaerobic.

Ba·cil·la·ce·ae

(bă-si-lā'sē-ē)
A family of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, sporeforming, ordinarily motile bacteria (order Eubacteriales) containing gram-positive rods. Some species are pathogenic. Ordinarily two genera, Bacillus and Clostridium, are included. The type genus is Bacillus.