Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging or pertaining to the genus Bacillus.
  • Resembling in form a short rod or bacillus; bacilliform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Shaped like a rod or staff.
  • adjective (Biol.) Pertaining to, or produced by, the organism bacillus; bacillary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Shaped like a rod or staff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or produced by or containing bacilli
  • adjective formed like a bacillus

Etymologies

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Latin bacillum little staff.

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