the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
Origin of tubercle bacillus
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for tubercle bacillus
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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tubercle bacillus in Medicine
The rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis.Koch's bacillus
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