bacillary

[ bas-uh-ler-ee, buh-sil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈbæs əˌlɛr i, bəˈsɪl ə ri /

adjective

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- + -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for bacilliform

bacillary

bacillar (bəˈsɪlə)

/ (bəˈsɪlərɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
Also: bacilliform (bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm) shaped like a short rod

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Medicine definitions for bacilliform (1 of 2)

bacilliform

[ bə-sĭlə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Having a rodlike shape.

Medicine definitions for bacilliform (2 of 2)

bacillary

[ băsə-lĕr′ē, bə-sĭlə-rē ]

adj.

Shaped like a rod.
Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.
Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli.

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