actinobacillary

adjective

ac·​ti·​no·​bac·​il·​lary
¦ak-tə-(ˌ)nō-¦ba-sə-ˌler-ē,
-bə-¦si-lə-rē
: caused by actinobacilli

Word History

Etymology

actin- + bacillary

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of actinobacillary was in 1949

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“Actinobacillary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actinobacillary. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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