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bacillus

ba·cil·lus

bacillus

 
pronunciation:
b sI ls
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: bacilli
definition 1: any rod-shaped bacterium that is active only in the presence of oxygen, or one composed of a chain of rod-shaped elements.
definition 2: loosely, any bacterium, esp. one that causes disease.
similar words:
microbe
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