bacillo-, bacill-, bacilli-

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

actinobacillosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium "Actinobacillus lignieresii": Actinobacillosis is a contagious infection usually connected with domestic animals of cattle, and occasionally with humans.

Actinobacillosis is a sickness 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.

Actinobacillosis is also called "wooden tongue", "woody tongue", or cruels.
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.
1. Shaped like a rod or staff.
2. Relating to or produced by or containing bacilli.
1. Shaped like a small rod; consisting of rods or small rod-like elements.
2. Pertaining to bacilli or to rod-like structures.
The presence of bacilli in the blood.
An agent or substance that destroys bacilli.
The growth, or cultivation, of bacilli in artificial media.
Having the shape of a bacillus; rod-shaped.
Causing, or generating, bacilli.
bacillophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A fear of germs or microbes in general: Bacillophobia usually refers to any microorganism which can cause a disease, such as the rod-shaped clostridium bacterium.

The bacillophobia can include 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.

An infection caused by bacilli or rod-shaped bacterial cells.
The cure, or treatment, of disease or diseased patients with certain species of bacilli or special cultured bacilli.
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.

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