bacillus

Cylindrical (rod-shaped) bacterium. Bacilli are usually 0.5-1.0 m m long, 0.3-1 m m wide.

Bacillus

A rod-shaped bacterium.

bacillus

Singular for a rod-shaped bacterium (plural, bacilli). Also used as the name of a genus of bacteria, including the species Bacillus thuringiensis (see next entry).

Bacillus

A rod-shaped bacterium.
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bacillus

1. A member of the genus Bacillus. 2. Any rod-shaped bacterial cell, i.e., a cell whose length is ca. two or more times greater than its width.
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bacillus

[n] - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium
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Bacillus

Living organism, which attacks the parasite fungi on the vines.
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Bacillus

any bacteria that is rod-shaped; responsible for diphtheria, dysentery, tetanus, and tuberculosis, as well as other diseases
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Bacillus

Bacillus: A large family of bacteria that have a rod-like shape. They include the bacteria that cause food to spoil, and also those responsible for some types of diseases. Helpful members of the bacillus family are used to make antibiotics, or colonize the human intestinal tract and aid with digestion.
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Bacillus

Ba·cil'lus noun ; plural Bacilli [ New Latin , for Latin bacillum . See Bacillarle .] (Biol.) A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable organism.
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bacillus

<bacteria> A genus of bacteria of the family Bacillaceae, including large aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore forming, rod shaped cells, the great majority of which are gram-positive and motile. ... The genus is separated into 48 species, of which three are pathogenic or potentially pathogenic and the remainder are saprophytic soil form...
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bacillus

B noun aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
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Bacillus

(bә-sil´әs) a genus of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming rods, most of which are gram-positive and motile. There are three pathogenic species: B. an´thracis, which causes anthrax; B. ce´reus, a common soil saprophyte that causes food poisoning by the formation of an enterotoxin in contaminate...
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bacillus

(bә-sil´әs) pl. bacil´li an organism of the genus Bacillus. any rod-shaped bacterium.
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Bacillus

• (n.) A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable organism.
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bacillus

(from the article `bacteria`) Individual bacteria can assume one of three basic shapes: spherical (coccus), rodlike (bacillus), or curved (vibrio, spirillum, or spirochete). ...
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bacillus

(genus Bacillus), any of a group of rod-shaped, gram-positive, aerobic or (under some conditions) anaerobic bacteria widely found in soil and water. ...
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bacillus

(L. 'little rod') a genus of bacteria of the family Bacillaceae, including large aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming, rod-shaped cells, the great majority of which are gram-positive and motile. The genus is separated into 48 species, of which three are pathogenic, or potentially pathogenic, and the remainder are saprophytic soil form....
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bacillus

bacillus (s), bacilli (pl)
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Bacillus

[shape] A bacillus (plural bacilli) is a rod-shaped bacterium. Bacilli are found in many different taxonomic groups of bacteria. However, the name Bacillus, capitalized and italicized, refers to a specific genus of bacteria. The name Bacilli, capitalized but not italicized, can also refer to a more specific taxonomic class of bacteria that ...
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bacillus

Type: Term Pronunciation: ba-sil′ŭs, -ī Definitions: 1. A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the bacterial genus Bacillus. 2. Term used to refer to any rod-shaped bacterium.
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Bacillus

Type: Term Pronunciation: ba-sil′ŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, spore-forming, ordinarily motile bacteria (family Bacillaceae) containing gram-positive rods. Motile cells are peritrichous; spores are thick walled and take Gram stain poorly; these organisms are chemoheterotrophic and are found primarily ...
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bacillus

Bacillus infernus, collected from deep (20-2800 meters) terrestrial subsurface. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Energy Any of a large genus of Gram-positive, spore-bearing, rod-shaped bacteria. Bacilli are widely distributed in soil and air (usually as spores). Most feed on dead organic material and are r...
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bacillus

bacillus (busil'us) , any rod-shaped bacterium or, more particularly, a rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bacillus. Some bacterium in the genus cause disease, for example B. anthracis is the cause of anthrax; others are useful in the production of antibiotics (e.g., gramicidin and bacitracin). M...
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bacillus

Genus of rod-shaped bacteria that occur everywhere in the soil and air. Some are responsible for diseases such as anthrax, or for causing food spoilage
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