Bacillus

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See also: bacillus and Bacilli

Translingual[edit]

Bacillus anthracis (bacterium; spores)
Bacillus rossius (stick insect)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bacillus (small staff or wand, walking stick).

Proper noun[edit]

Bacillus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Bacillaceae — certain rod-shaped bacteria.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Bacillidae — certain stick insects.

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Should not be confused with the class Bacilli.

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