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Medical Dictionary


noun strep·to·ba·cil·lus \-bə-ˈsil-əs\

Medical Definition of STREPTOBACILLUS

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
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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