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bacillary

[bas-uh-ler-ee, buh-sil-uh-ree]
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adjective
  1. Also ba·cil·li·form [buh-sil-uh-fawrm] /bəˈsɪl əˌfɔrm/. of or like a bacillus; rod-shaped.
  2. Bacteriology. characterized by bacilli.
Also ba·cil·lar [buh-sil-er, bas-uh-ler] /bəˈsɪl ər, ˈbæs ə lər/.

Origin of bacillary

First recorded in 1880–85; bacill- + -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for bacilliform

bacillary

bacillar (bəˈsɪlə)

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
  2. Also: bacilliform (bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm) shaped like a short rod
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bacilliform in Medicine

bacilliform

(bə-sĭlə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Having a rodlike shape.

bacillary

(băsə-lĕr′ē, bə-sĭlə-rē)
adj.
  1. Shaped like a rod.
  2. Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.
  3. Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli.
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