Tropheryma whippeli

Tro·pher·y·ma whip·pel·i

(trō-fer'i-mă wi-pel'ī)
A gram-positive bacterium, related to Group B actinomycetes, which causes Whipple disease; found in tissues of infected patients and in sewage; mode of transmission unknown.

Tropheryma whippeli

(tro-fer'i-ma (h)wip-el-i [NL.])
A gram-positive, aerobic bacillus that grows in branching filaments. It is the cause of Whipple's disease. See: Whipple's disease
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It was noon now, and so hot that the dogwoods and scrub-oaks began to turn up the silvery underside of their leaves, and all the foliage looked soft and wilted.
The mean and low, yet strangely man-like expression of his wilted countenance; the prying and crafty glance, that showed him ready to gripe at every miserable advantage; his enormous tail (too enormous to be decently concealed under his gabardine), and the deviltry of nature which it betokened,--take this monkey just as he was, in short, and you could desire no better image of the Mammon of copper coin, symbolizing the grossest form of the love of money.
green the first day i brought ye thence; now worn and wilted quite.
Yes, Dowley was a good deal wilted, and shrunk-up and collapsed; he had the aspect of a bladder-balloon that's been stepped on by a cow.
So I wilted right down on to the planks then, and give up; and it was all I could do to keep from crying.
He got it out, rumpled and wilted, and it mightily increased his dismal felicity.
And then he kind of wilted together, and looked like he wished he hadn't spoken so, and then he says, very gentle: "But you needn't say that, Billy; I was took sudden and irritable, and I ain't very well these days, and not hardly responsible.
He was from beyond the sea, a Doctor Cacaphodel, who had wilted and dried himself into a mummy by continually stooping over charcoal furnaces, and inhaling unwholesome fumes during his researches in chemistry and alchemy.
Michael had been so severely struck on his head that for ever after his left ear had remained sore and had withered into a peculiar wilted and twisted upward cock.
Another week passed, a great battle that continued under the electric lights each night and that culminated on Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, when Joe tasted his moment of wilted triumph and then drifted down to the village to forget.
They were known as chechaquos, and they always wilted at the application of the name.
With a handkerchief in one hand he mopped his face, while in the other hand he carried a new hat and a wilted starched collar which he had removed from his neck.