streptobacillus

noun
strep·​to·​ba·​cil·​lus | \ ˌstrep-tō-bə-ˈsi-ləs How to pronounce streptobacillus (audio) \

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

First Known Use of streptobacillus

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for streptobacillus

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“Streptobacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptobacillus. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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streptobacillus

noun
strep·​to·​ba·​cil·​lus | \ -bə-ˈsil-əs How to pronounce streptobacillus (audio) \

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\ -​ˌlī How to pronounce streptobacilli (audio) \ : 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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