[dip-loh-buh-sil-uh s]
noun, plural dip·lo·ba·cil·i [dip-loh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌdɪp loʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/. Bacteriology.
  1. a double bacillus; two bacilli linked end to end.

Origin of diplobacillus

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


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