bacilli bacilli

Definition(s):

  • (n) aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil

Usage(s):

  1. Warsaw has suffered from typhoid fever, a disease quite different from typhus, transmitted by typhoid bacilli which lodge in human excrement, food, water.
  2. El Tor bacilli have spread too far, over millions of square miles.
  3. The bacilli did not become resistant to neomycin as they had to the older drug.

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  • Speaking of this danger of psychic contagion, Jung says, "Perhaps in a more enlightened era a candidate for governmental office will have to have it certified by a psychiatric commission that he is not a bearer of psychic bacilli."
    on Jun 12, 2005 By: Carl Jung Source: Scoop.co.nz

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