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bacillary

[bas-uh-ler-ee, buh-sil-uh-ree] /ˈbæs əˌlɛr i, bəˈsɪl ə ri/
adjective
1.
Also, bacilliform
[buh-sil-uh-fawrm] /bəˈsɪl əˌfɔrm/ (Show IPA)
. of or like a bacillus; rod-shaped.
2.
Bacteriology. characterized by bacilli.
Also, bacillar
[buh-sil-er, bas-uh-ler] /bəˈsɪl ər, ˈbæs ə lər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bacill- + -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for bacilliform

bacillary

/bəˈsɪlərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
2.
Also bacilliform (bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm). shaped like a short rod
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bacilliform in Medicine

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.

bacilliform ba·cil·li·form (bə-sĭl'ə-fôrm')
adj.
Having a rodlike shape.

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