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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a coil shaped twisted rodlike form;

Usage examples (10)
  • On account of this developmental change, he doubted if the cholera organism should be ranked with bacilli; it is rather a transitional form between the bacillus and the...
  • 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...
  • "In some way," he replied quickly, "they have become infected by the bite of an African tick which carries spirillum fever."
  • Then, with his assistant, he put on his white robes, mask, gloves and other precautions for asepsis, setting out the apparatus for the intravenous administration of the drug... for more
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