- the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
Origin of tubercle bacillus
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Under what conditions is the tubercle-bacillus able to generate pulmonary consumption after it has entered the human organism?
In what manner does the tubercle-bacillus enter into the human organism?
But the tubercle-bacillus can also enter the body with the food, as stated before.
- a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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- The rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis.Koch's bacillus
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