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[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.
  1. 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.
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Origin of actinobacillus

From New Latin; see origin at actino-, bacillus
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