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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a twisted rodlike form for which it is named.

Usage examples (11)
  • But a resting state of the comma bacilli has never been met with -- a very exceptional thing in the case of bacilli, and another reason why the organism must be regarded rather...
  • As early as 1873, spirilla were demonstrated in relapsing fever.
  • Slide 41: Cell shape Can be spherical (coccus), rods (bacillus), Or helices (spirilla)
  • The photographs included cells containing anthrax, typhoid and tubercle bacilli, the spirilla of relapsing fever, specimens from cases of anthrax. for more
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