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comma bacillus

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noun
  1. a curved, rod-shaped bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, causing Asiatic cholera.
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Origin of comma bacillus

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • The word is also applied to comma-shaped objects, such as the “comma-bacillus,” the causal agent in cholera.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for comma bacillus

comma bacillus

noun
  1. a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae
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comma bacillus in Medicine

comma bacillus

(kŏmə)
n.
  1. Koch's bacillus