comma bacillus

comma bacillus

noun
a curved, rod-shaped bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, causing Asiatic cholera.

Origin:
1885–90

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comma bacillus
 
n
a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae

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comma bacillus com·ma bacillus (kŏm'ə)
n.
See Koch's bacillus.

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