curli

/ (ˈkɜːlɪ) /

pl n

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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Example sentences from the Web for curli

  • A curlew, motionless on his long legs, calls cheerfully from the point of sand: "CurliCurli!"

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