bacillar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bacillar formed like a bacillus
    • adj bacillar relating to or produced by or containing bacilli
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bacillar (Biol) Pertaining to, or produced by, the organism bacillus; bacillary.
    • Bacillar Shaped like a rod or staff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bacillar Belonging or pertaining to the genus Bacillus.
    • bacillar Resembling in form a short rod or bacillus; bacilliform. As applied to the valves of diatoms, it indicates that their greatest dimension is in a direction parallel to the line of juncture of the two valves; that is, they are longer than broad, and therefore rod-like. See cut under bacillus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Bacillar of the shape or nature of a bacillus, consisting of little rods
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bacillum, little staff
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. bacillus, dim. of baculus, a rod.