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

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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

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