Also ba·cil·li·form [buh-sil-uh-fawrm] /bəˈsɪl əˌfɔrm/. of or like a bacillus; rod-shaped. 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-
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Examples from the Web for bacillary
Historical Examples of bacillary
Through the summer and autumn many cases of diarrhœa and of both amœbic and bacillary dysentery made their appearance.
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.
Next is the bacillary layer which lines about five-sixths of the interior surface of the eye.
British Dictionary definitions for bacillary
of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
Also: bacilliform (bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm) shaped like a short rod
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Shaped like a rod.
Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.
Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli.
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