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diplobacillus

[ dip-loh-buh-sil-uhs ]
/ ˌdɪp loʊ bəˈsɪl əs /
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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.
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Origin of diplobacillus

First recorded in 1900–05; diplo- + bacillus
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How to use diplobacillus in a sentence

  • The organism is a short, thick diplobacillus, is frequently intracellular, and is Gram-negative (Fig. 126).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

Medical definitions for diplobacillus

diplobacillus
[ dĭp′lō-bə-sĭləs ]

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