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Meaning of bacillus

ba•cil•lus

Pronunciation: (bu-sil'us), [key]
— pl. -cil•li
  1. any rod-shaped or cylindrical bacterium of the genus Bacillus, comprising spore-producing bacteria. See diag. under
  2. (formerly) any bacterium.
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