comma bacillus


noun

a curved, rod-shaped bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, causing Asiatic cholera.

Origin of comma bacillus

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for comma bacillus

comma bacillus


noun

a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae
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Medicine definitions for comma bacillus

comma bacillus

[ kŏmə ]

n.

Koch's bacillus
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