from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a variety of bacillus shaped like a comma, found in the intestines of patients suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having a special relation to the disease; -- called also cholera bacillus.
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- n. comma-shaped bacteria that cause Asiatic cholera
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