bacillus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bacillus (little staff, wand).

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Noun[edit]

bacillus (plural bacilli)

  1. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming aerobic bacteria in the genus Bacillus, some of which cause disease.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of baculus (staff, walking stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bacillus m (genitive bacillī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of bacillum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bacillus bacillī
genitive bacillī bacillōrum
dative bacillō bacillīs
accusative bacillum bacillōs
ablative bacillō bacillīs
vocative bacille bacillī

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