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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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Gram-positive rods were identified by Gram's stain in all birds and by aerobic bacterial culture in 86% (18 of 21) (95% CI 72%-100%) of the birds.
Secondly, there may be disagreement regarding which morphotypes should be considered to be Gram-positive rods and thus scored as the Lactobacillus morphotype.
Vaginal lactobacillus status was determined based upon the relative number of large gram-positive rods noted in Gram-stained vaginal smears.
Because blood cultures were positive for gram-positive rods susceptible to amoxicillin, our initial diagnosis was listeriosis.
Other discrepancies included clinically relevant gram-positive rods, which were not the targets of the molecular assay.
The genus Exiguobacterium belongs to the group of coryneform bacteria, which encompasses aerobically growing, non-spore-forming, irregularly shaped, gram-positive rods (2).
Gram-positive cocci in clusters indicate staphylococci; small gram-positive rods appearing in palisades ("picket fence" arrangements) suggest Corynebacterium spp.
A culture grew [beta]-hemolytic streptococci and anaerobic gram-positive rods sensitive to vancomycin.
Cerebral cortex and leptomeninge tissues were cultured and grew gram-positive rods and mixed flora.
Cellular fatty acid composition as an adjunct to the identification of asporogenous, aerobic gram-positive rods.
Blood cultures yielded coryneform gram-positive rods with intensely [beta]-hemolytic colonies; catalase and esculin hydrolysis test results were positive, consistent with Listeria spp.
A Gram stain of fecal material showed sporadic gram-positive rods.

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