actinobacillus

[ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-uh s, ak-tuh-noh-]

noun, plural ac·tin·o·ba·cil·li [ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-ahy] /ækˌtɪn oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/. Bacteriology.

any of several spherical or rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Actinobacillus, certain species of which, as A. mallei, are pathogenic for animals.

Nearby words

  1. actinism,
  2. actinium,
  3. actinium series,
  4. actino-,
  5. actinobacillosis,
  6. actinobiology,
  7. actinochemistry,
  8. actinodermatitis,
  9. actinodrome,
  10. actinogram

Origin of actinobacillus

From New Latin; see origin at actino-, bacillus

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