tubercle bacillus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tubercle bacillus cause of tuberculosis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tubercle bacillus (Med) a minute vegetable organism (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, formerly Bacillus tuberculosis, and also called Koch's bacillus) discovered by Koch, a German physician, in the sputum of consumptive patients and in tuberculous tissue. It is the causative agent of tuberculosis.
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In literature:

After the discovery of the tubercle bacillus, the fame of Robert Koch became world-wide.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
The tubercle bacillus is the immediate exciting cause.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
F., it is certainly sufficient to destroy the tubercle bacillus.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Stockman isolated the tubercle bacillus from a series of cases of "phosphorus necrosis" investigated by him.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Tuberculin is a drug prepared by sterilizing, filtering, and concentrating the liquids in which the tubercle bacillus has been allowed to vegetate.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
A Mode of Prevention founded on a New Theory of the Nature of the Tubercle-Bacillus.
"A List of Kegan Paul, Trench and Co.'s Publications (1887)" by Anonymous
Koch prefers a process of dry culture for the bacillus of tubercle.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various