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noun
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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comma bacillus

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