In the absence of dissolved oxygen, the bacillus appears to take its iron from the pipes.
The bacterium of splenic fever is called Bacillus Anthracis.
If you think my sorrow could have been avoided, offer the Bacillus as a wedding gift to—.
"The bacillus is in Ludlow," I said in a curiously small voice.
The bacillus of tuberculosis was discovered by Robert Koch in 1882.
The same evening there was further news of the progress of the bacillus.
In true conjunctival diphtheria the exciting cause is the Klebs-Lffler bacillus.
The germ—in future to be known as the Sarakoff-Harden bacillus—is ultra-microscopical.
Smears and cultures made from the bubo and spleen were positive for Bacillus pestis.
The Bacillus is a cheat; every woman to her lover is the most beautiful!
bacillus 1883, from Mod.L., "little rod," from L.L. bacillus "wand," lit. "little staff," dim. of baculum "a stick," from PIE base *bak- "staff," also source of Gk. bakterion (see bacteria). Introduced as a term in bacteriology 1853 by Ger. botanist Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898).