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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]

bacilli

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This region encodes part of the virulence-related ESX-1 secretion system of tubercle bacilli (12).
The evolution of the exercises between 2007 and 2008 narrowed the optional responses to reduce the number of satisfactory nonspecific responses (eg, gram-negative bacilli, not otherwise specified).
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Because most infected people expel relatively few bacilli, transmission of TB usually occurs only after prolonged exposure to someone with active TB.
To detect suspected cases of gas gangrene, we harvested 53 smear specimens, of which 22 produced gram-positive thick bacilli (18 with capsules and 4 without).
It is most commonly associated with a group of gram-negative bacilli collectively known as HACEK (for Hemophilus parainfluenzae, H aphrophilus, Hemophilus paraphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae).
Koch invented the "hanging drop" preparation using ox-eye aqueous humor to grow the bacilli.
Rather, the pool of latent tubercle bacilli in asymptomatic individuals must also be targeted - a noble goal, but one that is impossible to achieve for now.