/ (ˈkɜːlɪ) /
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bacteriol curled hairlike processes on the surface of the bacterium Escherichia coli by means of which the bacterium adheres to and infects wounds
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Word Origin for curli
C20: from curl (ed) (pil) i
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A curlew, motionless on his long legs, calls cheerfully from the point of sand: "Curli—Curli!"A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith