plectridium

plec·trid·i·um

(plek-trid'ē-ŭm),
A bacterial rod-shaped cell that contains a spore at one end, imparting a drumstick shape to the cell, such as the spore-containing cells in the organism causing tetanus, Clostridium tetani.
[Mod. L. dim. of G. plēktron, an instrument to strike with]