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Eventually a virus—1/20th the size of a bacillus—was identified as the culprit.
In terms of the probiotic, these chips are legit, with the strain bacillus coagulans added into the mix.
In 1904, as the novel begins, Dulcy’s bacillus-addled father leaps out of a Seattle hotel window, leaving behind a mystery as to the whereabouts of a large, recently won fortune.
Monsanto’s cotton seed is spliced with genetic material taken from bacterium called bacillus thuringiensis and commonly referred to as BT.
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Origin and Etymology of bacillus
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
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Definition of bacillus for English Language Learners
: a straight rod-shaped bacterium that requires oxygen for growth; also : a bacterium that causes disease
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