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tubercle bacillus

the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
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1895-1900 Unabridged
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tubercle bacillus

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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