Definition of streptobacillus
: any of a genus (Streptobacillus) of nonmotile gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria in which the individual cells are often joined in a chain; especially : one (S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever
Origin of streptobacillus
First Known Use: 1897
Medical Definition of streptobacillus
1 capitalized : a genus of facultatively anaerobic gram-negative rod bacteria of uncertain family affiliation that includes one (S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever
2plural strep·to·ba·cil·li \-ˌlī\play : any of various nonmotile gram-negative bacilli in which the individual cells are joined in a chain; especially : one of the genus Streptobacillus
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