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bacillus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacillus  \Ba*cil"lus\,  n.;  pl  {Bacilli}.  [NL.,  for  L.  bacillum 
  See  {Bacillarle}.]  (Biol.) 
  A  variety  of  bacterium;  a  microscopic,  rod-shaped  vegetable 
  organism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bacillus 
  n  :  aerobic  rod-shaped  spore-producing  bacterium;  often 
  occurring  in  chainlike  formations  [syn:  {bacilli},  {B}] 




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