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Much bacillus

Pronunciation: mūk

Definition: an alleged non–acid-fast granular form of the tubercle bacillus; not demonstrable by the Ziehl stain, but takes a modified Gram stain; it is said to be the form present in the tuberculous skin lesion.

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