tetanus bacillus

noun

Medical Definition of tetanus bacillus

: the bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. tetani) that causes tetanus

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“Tetanus bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tetanus%20bacillus. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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