bacillo-, bacill-, bacilli-

(Latin: rod, staff, stick; a rod-shaped bacterium)

actinobacillosis
1. An infectious disease of cattle, domestic animals, and occasionally humans, resembling actinomycosis and caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii.
2. A disease characterized by suppurative (causing pus) and granulomatous (inflammatory) lesions (abnormality of the skin or organs) in the respiratory tract, upper alimentary tract, skin, kidneys, joints, and other tissues.

Actinobacillus lignieresii infects cattle and sheep while actinobacillosis Equuli infects horses and pigs.

Actinobacillosis affects the soft tissues, often the tongue and cervical lymph nodes, where granulomatous swellings form and eventually break down to form abscesses.

actinobacillus
A genus of gram-negative, nonmotile bacteria that are part of the normal microflora of mammals but sometimes cause actinobacillosis. Actinobacillus ligniere┬┤sii is the causative agent of human infection.
bacillar
1. Shaped like a rod or staff.
2. Relating to or produced by or containing bacilli.
bacillary
1. Shaped like a small rod; consisting of rods or small rod-like elements.
2. Pertaining to bacilli or to rod-like structures.
bacillemia
The presence of bacilli in the blood.
bacillicide
An agent or substance that destroys bacilli.
bacilliculture
The growth, or cultivation, of bacilli in artificial media.
bacilliform
Having the shape of a bacillus; rod-shaped.
bacilligenic
Causing, or generating, bacilli.
bacillophobia (s) (noun), bacillophobias (pl)
A fear of germs, bacilli, or microbes in general: Bacillophobia usually refers to any microorganism which can cause a disease.

The bacillophobia can include the many types of bacteria, molds, and viruses and can produce an obsessive-compulsive disorder in which a person may almost constantly wash his or her hands.

bacillosis
An infection caused by bacilli or rod-shaped bacterial cells.
bacillotherapy
The cure, or treatment, of disease or diseased patients with certain species of bacilli or special cultured bacilli.
bacilluria
1. A condition in which bacilli are present in the urine.
2. The precence of any bacteria in the urine.
bacillus (s), bacilli (pl)
A genus of large aerobic, spore-forming, rod-shaped bacteria.

This is a large group (genus) of rod-like bacteria found widely in the air and soil; commonly as spore, they feed on dead organic matter.

As well as infecting and spoiling food, some are pathogenic to humans; causing, for example, anthrax, conjunctivitis, and dysentery. They are also the source of some antibiotics.

coccobacillus
A bacterium with a shape intermediate between coccus (bacterium with a rounded or spherical shape) and bacillus (rod-shaped cell).