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actinobacillus

[ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-uh s, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊ bəˈsɪl əs, ˌæk tə noʊ-/
noun, plural actinobacilli
[ak-tin-oh-buh-sil-ahy] /ækˌtɪn oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
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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