actinobacilli

actinobacillus

[ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-uhs, ak-tuh-noh-]
noun, plural actinobacilli [ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-ahy] . Bacteriology.
any of several spherical or rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Actinobacillus, certain species of which, as A. mallei, are pathogenic for animals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see actino-, bacillus

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