[ strep-toh-buh-sil-uh s ]
/ ˌstrɛp toʊ bəˈsɪl əs /
noun, plural strep·to·ba·cil·li [strep-toh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌstrɛp toʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/. Bacteriology.
any of various bacilli that form in chains.
any of the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, common in rat saliva and a cause of ratbite fever.
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Some bacilli after fission retain a characteristic arrangement and may be spoken of as Diplobacilli or Streptobacilli.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Medical definitions for streptobacilli
[ strĕp′tō-bə-sĭl′əs ]
A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped, often pathogenic bacteria that typically occurs in chains, including a species that causes a type of rat-bite fever.
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