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Meaning of streptobacillus

strep•to•ba•cil•lus

Pronunciation: (strep"tō-bu-sil'us), [key]
— pl. -cil•li
  1. any of various bacilli that form in chains.
  2. any of the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, common in rat saliva and a cause of ratbite fever.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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