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bacillary

[bas-uh-ler-ee, buh-sil-uh-ree]
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.
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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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Examples from the Web for bacillary

Historical Examples

  • Through the summer and autumn many cases of diarrhœa and of both amœbic and bacillary dysentery made their appearance.

    The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt

    James W. Barrett

  • Next Purkinje's figures, or shadows cast by the blood-vessels of the middle layer upon the bacillary layer of the retina.

  • Tuberculous disease of joints results from bacillary infection through the arteries.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Next is the bacillary layer which lines about five-sixths of the interior surface of the eye.

    Visual Illusions

    Matthew Luckiesh


British Dictionary definitions for bacillary

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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bacillary in Medicine

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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