diplobacillus

[ dip-loh-buh-sil-uh s ]
/ ˌdɪp loʊ bəˈsɪl əs /

noun, plural dip·lo·ba·cil·i [dip-loh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌdɪp loʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/. Bacteriology.

a double bacillus; two bacilli linked end to end.

Nearby words

  1. diplacusis,
  2. diplegia,
  3. diplex,
  4. diplexer,
  5. diplo-,
  6. diplobacteria,
  7. diplobiont,
  8. diploblastic,
  9. diplocardia,
  10. diplocardiac

Origin of diplobacillus

First recorded in 1900–05; diplo- + bacillus

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Medicine definitions for diplobacillus

diplobacillus

[ dĭp′lō-bə-sĭləs ]

n.

A rod-shaped bacterium occurring in pairs linked end to end.

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