from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A member of the Schizomycetes.
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Several observations made recently in Rome tend to demonstrate that the schizomycete of malaria does not always assume the complete bacillary form described by Klebs and myself; but this morphological question possesses no further interest for the hygienist.
We felt ourselves justified in recognizing the malarial ferment in the _schizomycete bacillus_.
Marchiafava and Celli have succeeded in demonstrating that the germs of this schizomycete attack directly the red blood-globules, and destroy them, causing them to undergo a series of very characteristic changes which admit of easy verification, and which render certain the existence of a malarial infection.
The numerous researches made subsequently by us, and by many other observers, in the soil and in the air of several malarious localities, as well as in the blood and in the organs of men and animals specifically infected, have put it henceforth almost beyond doubt that we really have to do with a schizomycete.
a peculiar fermentation of glycerin, brought about by a schizomycete.