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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil;
[syn: bacillus, B]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bacillus \Ba*cil"lus\, n.; pl. Bacilli. [NL., for L. bacillum. See Bacillari[ae].] (Biol.) A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable organism. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bacillus n 1: aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil [syn: bacillus, B]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bacillus": adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, bacteria, bacterium, bug, coccus, disease-producing microorganism, echovirus, enterovirus, filterable virus, fungus, germ, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, microbe, microorganism, mold, nonfilterable virus, pathogen, picornavirus, protozoa, protozoon, reovirus, rhinovirus, rickettsia, spirillum, spirochete, spore, staphylococcus, streptococcus, trypanosome, vibrio, virus