streptobacillus

noun strep·to·ba·cil·lus \ 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 and Etymology of streptobacillus

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

streptobacillus

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

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
2 plural streptobacilli play \-ˌlī\ : any bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus; especially : one (as S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up streptobacillus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

fullness to the point of excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!