Associations to the word «Bacillus»

Wiktionary

BACILLUS, noun. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming aerobic bacteria in the genus Bacillus, some of which cause disease.
BACILLUS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Bacillaceae   — certain rod-shaped bacteria.
BACILLUS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Bacillidae   — certain stick insects.
BACILLUS SUBTILIS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Bacillaceae   — a gram-positive bacterium used as a probiotic.

Dictionary definition

BACILLUS, noun. Aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil.

Wise words

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