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bacilli

 [bah-sil´i] (L.)
plural of bacillus.

ba·cil·li

(bă-sil'ī),
Plural of bacillus.

bacilli

/ba·cil·li/ (bah-sil´i) plural of bacillus.

bacilli

[bəsil′ī] sing. bacillum
Etymology: L, bacillum, small rod
any rod-shaped bacteria. See Bacillus.

ba·cil·li

(bă-sil'ī)
Plural of bacillus.

Ba·cil·lus

(bă-sil'ŭs)
A genus of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming, ordinarily motile bacteria; these organisms are chemoheterotrophic and are found primarily in soil. A few species are animal pathogens; some species evoke antibody production.
[L. dim. of baculus, rod, staff]

ba·cil·lus

, bacilli (bă-sil'ŭs, -'ī)
1. A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the bacterial genus Bacillus.
2. Term used to refer to any rod-shaped bacterium.
[L. dim. of baculus, a rod, staff]

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