bacillo-, bacill-, bacilli-
(Latin: rod, staff, stick; a rod-shaped bacterium)
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.
2. Relating to or produced by or containing bacilli.
2. Pertaining to bacilli or to rod-like structures.
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.
2. The precence of any bacteria in the urine.
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.