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bacillus[bah-sil´us] (pl. bacil´li) (L.)
1. an organism of the genus Bacillus.
2. any rod-shaped bacterium.
anthrax bacillus Bacillus anthracis.
Calmette-Guérin bacillus bacille Calmette-Guērin.
coliform bacilli gram-negative bacilli found in the intestinal tract that resemble Escherichia coli, particularly in the fermentation of lactose with gas.
colon bacillus Escherichia coli.
glanders bacillus Pseudomonas mallei.
Hansen's bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.
legionnaire's bacillus Legionella pneumophila.
tubercle bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
typhoid bacillus Salmonella typhi.
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a species that occurs normally in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates, is widely distributed in nature, and is a frequent cause of infections of the urogenital tract and of neonatal meningitis and diarrhea in infants; enteropathogenic strains (serovars) of Escherichia coli cause diarrhea due to enterotoxin, the production of which seems to be associated with a transferable episome; the type species of the genus.
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A rod-shaped bacterium, especially Escherichia coli, that is normally present and nonpathogenic in the intestinal tracts of vertebrates but can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
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colon bacillusthe bacillus Escherichia coli found in the colon.
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Escherich,Theodor, German physician, 1857-1911.
Escherichia coli - a species that occurs normally in the intestines of humans and is a frequent cause of infections of the urogenital tract and of diarrhea in infants. Synonym(s): colibacillus; colon bacillus
Escherich sign - in hypoparathyroidism (latent tetany) tapping the skin at the angle of the mouth causes protrusion of the lips.
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