streptobacillus

[ 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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of streptobacillus

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at strepto-, bacillus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for streptobacillus

Medical definitions for streptobacillus

Streptobacillus
[ strĕp′tō-bə-sĭləs ]

n.

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.