streptobacillus


strep·to·ba·cil·lus

noun \ˌstrep-tō-bə-ˈsi-ləs\

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

New Latin
First Known Use: 1897

strep·to·ba·cil·lus

noun \-bə-ˈsil-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

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
2
plural strep·to·ba·cil·li \-ˌlī\ : 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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