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Spirillum

 [spi-ril´um]
a genus of gram-negative, spiral, and curved bacteria, including one species, S. mi´nus, that is pathogenic for guinea pigs, rats, mice, and monkeys and is the cause of rat-bite fever in humans.

spirillum

 [spi-ril´um] (L.)
1. a spiral-shaped bacterium.
2. a member of the genus Spirillum.
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Spirillum

(spī-ril'ŭm),
A genus of large (1.4-1.7 mcm in diameter), rigid, helical, gram-negative bacteria (family Spirillaceae) that are motile by means of bipolar fascicles of flagella. These freshwater organisms are obligately microaerophilic and chemoorganotrophic, possessing a strictly respiratory metabolism; they neither oxidize nor ferment carbohydrates. The type species is Spirillum volutans.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. spira, coil, fr. G. speira]

spi·ril·lum

, pl.

spi·ril·la

(spī-ril'ŭm, -ă),
A member of the genus Spirillum.
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spirillum

(spī-rĭl′əm)
n. pl. spi·rilla (-rĭl′ə)
1. Any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Spirillum, having an elongated spiral form and bearing tufts of flagellae.
2. Any of various other spiral-shaped bacteria, especially one formerly classified in this genus.
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Spi·ril·lum

(spī-ril'ŭm)
A genus of rigid, helical, gram-negative bacteria that are motile by means of bipolar tufts of flagella.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. spira, coil, fr. G. speira]

spi·ril·lum

, pl. spirilla (spī-ril'ŭm, -ă)
A member of the genus Spirillum.
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spirillum

  1. any spiral-shaped bacterial cell (see BACTERIUM).
  2. any SPECIES or STRAIN of the GENUS Spirillum.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Spi·ril·lum

(spī-ril'ŭm)
A genus of large, rigid, helical, gram-negative bacteria that are motile using bipolar fascicles of flagella.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. spira, coil, fr. G. speira]
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