Might Stevens have encountered spores of bacillus anthracis during a recent hike through woods in North Carolina?
Anthrax, or bacillus anthracis, is spore-forming bacteria found in soil that most commonly affects cattle.
In the absence of dissolved oxygen, the bacillus appears to take its iron from the pipes.
The bacterium of splenic fever is called bacillus Anthracis.
If you think my sorrow could have been avoided, offer the bacillus as a wedding gift to—.
"The bacillus is in Ludlow," I said in a curiously small voice.
The bacillus of tuberculosis was discovered by Robert Koch in 1882.
The same evening there was further news of the progress of the bacillus.
In true conjunctival diphtheria the exciting cause is the Klebs-Lffler bacillus.
The germ—in future to be known as the Sarakoff-Harden bacillus—is ultra-microscopical.
1877, medical Latin, from Late Latin bacillus "wand," literally "little staff," diminutive of baculum "a stick," from PIE root *bak- "staff," also source of Greek bakterion (see bacteria). Introduced as a term in bacteriology 1853 by German botanist Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898).
bacillus ba·cil·lus (bə-sĭl'əs)
n. pl. ba·cil·li (-sĭl'ī')
Any of various rod-shaped, usually gram-positive aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax.
Any of various bacteria, especially a rod-shaped bacterium.
A genus of rod-shaped gram-positive bacteria capable of producing endospores.