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-shaped bacteria (family Fusobacteriaceae) in which the individual cells are often joined in a chain
2plural streptobacilli \-ˌlī\play : any bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus; especially : one (as S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever
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