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Definition 1: aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bacillus in the sense of this definition

(bacillus is a kind of ...) a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

(... is a kind of bacillus ) a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon

(... is a kind of bacillus ) a species of bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics

(... is a kind of bacillus ) a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon

(... is a member of bacillus) type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites

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