streptobacillus

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noun strep·to·ba·cil·lus \ˌstrep-tō-bə-ˈsi-ləs\

Definition of streptobacillus

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

streptobacillus

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

Medical Definition of streptobacillus

  1. 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. 2plural streptobacilli \-ˌlī\play :  any bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus; especially :  one (as S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever


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