[ 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.

Origin of diplobacillus

First recorded in 1900–05; diplo- + bacillus
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Medicine definitions for diplobacillus


[ dĭp′lō-bə-sĭləs ]


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