adjective \ˈba-sə-ˌler-ē, bə-ˈsi-lə-rē\

Definition of BACILLARY

:  shaped like a rod; also :  consisting of small rods
:  of, relating to, or caused by bacilli

Variants of BACILLARY

ba·cil·la·ry also ba·cil·lar \bə-ˈsi-lər, ˈba-sə-lər\


Medieval Latin & New Latin bacillus
First Known Use: 1814

Rhymes with BACILLARY

actuary, adversary, airy-fairy, ancillary, antiquary, apiary, arbitrary, aviary, axillary, beriberi, bestiary, biliary, black raspberry, Bloody Mary, boysenberry, breviary, budgetary, calamari, calamary, candleberry, Canterbury, capillary, carpellary, cassowary, catenary, cautionary, cavitary, cemetery, centenary, certiorari, checkerberry, chinaberry, cometary, commentary, commissary, condottiere, coralberry, corollary, coronary, culinary, customary, dictionary, dietary, dignitary, dromedary, dysentery, elderberry, emissary, estuary, farkleberry, February, formulary, fragmentary, fritillary, functionary, funerary, honorary, huckleberry, intermarry, janissary, January, lamasery, lapidary, lectionary, legendary, legionary, lingonberry, literary, loganberry, luminary, mammillary, mandatary, maxillary, medullary, mercenary, miliary, military, millenary, milliary, millinery, missionary, momentary, monastery, mortuary, necessary, ordinary, ossuary, partridgeberry, pensionary, pigmentary, planetary, Pondicherry, prebendary, presbytery, pulmonary, quaternary, red mulberry, reliquary, rowanberry, salivary, salmonberry, salutary, sanctuary, sanguinary, sanitary, secondary, secretary, sedentary, seminary, silverberry, solitary, sour cherry, stationary, stationery, statuary, subcontrary, sublunary, sugarberry, sumptuary, syllabary, temporary, tertiary, thimbleberry, Tipperary, Tom and Jerry, topiary, tributary, tutelary, Typhoid Mary, unitary, urinary, vestiary, Virgin Mary, visionary, voluntary, vulnerary, Waterbury, whortleberry, winterberry


adjective \ˈbas-ə-ˌler-ē, bə-ˈsil-ə-rē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BACILLARY

: shaped like a rod; also : consisting of small rods
: of, relating to, or caused by bacilli <bacillary meningitis>

Variants of BACILLARY

ba·cil·la·ry also ba·cil·lar \bə-ˈsil-ər, ˈbas-ə-lər\


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