HyperDic: bacillus

English > 1 sense of the word bacillus:
NOUNanimalbacillus, Baerobic rod-shaped spore-producing / producing bacterium
bacillus > pronunciation
Soundsbahsih'lahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > bacillus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningaerobic rod-shaped spore-producing / producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil.
SynonymB
Member ofgenus Bacillustype genus of the Bacillaceae
NarrowerBacillus anthracis, anthrax bacillusA species of bacillus that causes anthrax / anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs)
Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus globigii, grass bacillus, hay bacillusA species of bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter
Yersinia pestisA bacillus bacterium that causes the plague / plague
Broadereubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteriaA large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls
Spanishbacillus, bacilo
Catalanbacillus, bacil
Adjectivesbacillar, bacillaryrelating to or produced by or containing bacilli
bacillaryformed like a bacillus

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