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tubercle bacillus

noun
1.
the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Nothing he provided them seemed to control the tubercle bacillus flourishing in their bodies.
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tubercle bacillus

noun
1.
a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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tubercle bacillus in Medicine

tubercle bacillus n.
The rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis. Also called Koch's bacillus.

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