Koch's bacillus

noun
\ ˈkōks- How to pronounce Koch's bacillus (audio) , ˈkäch-əz- How to pronounce Koch's bacillus (audio) \
variants: or Koch bacillus \ ˈkōk-​ How to pronounce Koch bacillus (audio) , ˈkäch-​ How to pronounce Koch bacillus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Koch's bacillus

: a bacillus of the genus Mycobacterium (M. tuberculosis) that causes human tuberculosis

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“Koch's bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Koch%27s%20bacillus. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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