Meaning of “bacillus” in the English Dictionary

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"bacillus" in British English

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bacillusnoun [ C ]

uk /bəˈsɪl.əs/ us /bəˈsɪl.əs/ plural bacilli uk /-aɪ/ us specialized

a bacterium (= an extremely small organism) that is shaped like a rod. There are various types of bacillus, some of which can cause disease.

(Definition of “bacillus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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