Meaning of actinobacillus

ac•tin•o•ba•cil•lus

Pronunciation: (ak-tin"ō-bu-sil'us, ak"tu-nō-), [key]
— pl. -cil•li
  1. any of several spherical or rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Actinobacillus, certain species of which, as A. mallei, are pathogenic for animals.
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