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tubercle bacillus

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noun

the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.

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Origin of tubercle bacillus

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for tubercle bacillus

tubercle bacillus

noun

a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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Medical definitions for tubercle bacillus

tubercle bacillus

n.

The rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis.Koch's bacillus
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