bacilli form

bacillary

[bas-uh-ler-ee, buh-sil-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
Also, bacilliform [buh-sil-uh-fawrm] . of or like a bacillus; rod-shaped.
2.
Bacteriology. characterized by bacilli.
Also, bacillar [buh-sil-er, bas-uh-ler] .


Origin:
1880–85; bacill- + -ary

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bacillary or bacillar (bəˈsɪlərɪ, bəˈsɪlə)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
2.  Also: bacilliform shaped like a short rod
 
bacillar or bacillar (bəˈsɪlərɪ, bəˈsɪlə, bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj

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bacillary bac·il·lar·y (bās'ə-lěr'ē, bə-sĭl'ə-rē) or ba·cil·lar (bə-sĭl'ər, bās'ə-lər)
adj.

  1. Shaped like a rod.

  2. Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.

  3. Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli.

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