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Medical Term:

bacillus

Pronunciation: ba-sil′ŭs, -ī

Definition:

  1. A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the bacterial genus Bacillus.
  2. Term used to refer to any rod-shaped bacterium.

[L. dim. of baculus, a rod, staff]

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