bacillary

bacillary
also bacillar adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin & New Latin bacillus Date: 1865 1. shaped like a rod; also consisting of small rods 2. of, relating to, or caused by bacilli

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  • Bacillary — Bac il*la*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to little rods; rod shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to bacilli; produced by, or containing, bacilli; bacillar; as, a bacillary disease. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacillary — [bə sil′ər, bas′ə lərbas′ə ler΄ē, bə sil′ər ē] adj. [ModL bacillarius: see BACILLUS] 1. rod shaped; bacilliform 2. consisting of rodlike structures 3. of, like, characterized by, or caused by bacilli: Also bacillar [bə sil′ər, bas′ə lər] …   English World dictionary

  • bacillary — adjective Of or pertaining to bacillus. An example of bacillary infection is anthrax …   Wiktionary

  • bacillary — ba·cil·la·ry bas ə .ler ē, bə sil ə rē also ba·cil·lar bə sil ər, bas ə lər adj 1) shaped like a rod also consisting of small rods 2) of, relating to, or caused by bacilli <bacillary meningitis> * * * bac·il·lary (basґĭ lar″e) 1 …   Medical dictionary

  • bacillary — bacillus ► NOUN (pl. bacilli) ▪ a rod shaped bacterium. DERIVATIVES bacillary adjective. ORIGIN Latin, little stick …   English terms dictionary

  • bacillary — adj. [L. bacillum, little stick] Rod shaped, or consisting of rod shaped structures …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bacillary — /bas euh ler ee, beuh sil euh ree/, adj. 1. Also, bacilliform /beuh sil euh fawrm /. of or like a bacillus; rod shaped. 2. Bacteriol. characterized by bacilli. Also, bacillar /beuh sil euhr, bas euh leuhr/. [1880 85; BACILL + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacillary — ba·cil·lar·y || bÉ™ sɪlÉ™rɪ adj. shaped like a rod; of a bacillus, resembling a bacillus (type of bacteria) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bacillary — bac·il·lary …   English syllables

  • bacillary — bac•il•lar•y [[t]ˈbæs əˌlɛr i, bəˈsɪl ə ri[/t]] also ba•cil•lar [[t]bəˈsɪl ər, ˈbæs ə lər[/t]] adj. 1) Also, ba•cil•li•form [[t]bəˈsɪl əˌfɔrm[/t]] of or like a bacillus; rod shaped. 2) mcr characterized by bacilli • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

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