noun plural

Bac·​il·​la·​ce·​ae ˌbas-ə-ˈlā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Bacillaceae (audio)
: a family that comprises typically rod-shaped, usually gram-positive bacteria (order Bacillales) which produce endospores and includes the genus Bacillus

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“Bacillaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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