Hansen's bacillus

noun

Han·​sen's bacillus ˈhan(t)-sənz- How to pronounce Hansen's bacillus (audio)
: a bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium (M. leprae) that causes leprosy

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“Hansen's bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hansen%27s%20bacillus. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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