[ 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.

Origin of streptobacillus

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at strepto-, bacillus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medical definitions for streptobacillus

[ strĕp′tō-bə-sĭləs ]


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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