bacillo-, bacill-, bacilli-

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

debacle (s) (noun), debacles (pl)
1. A sudden disaster, defeat, or humiliating failure: The results of the election was a total debacle for the former mayor who lost by a large margin.
2. Unexpected, disastrous collapses or downfalls: When the stock market crashed in 1928, financiers viewed it as a debacle that was totally unexpected.
3. A complete lack of success: After the debacle of the author's first novel, he had difficulty getting another publisher to consider printing his next fictional story.
4. Etymology: originally, "breaking up of ice in a river, a disaster" from French debacle, "breaking up of ice, disaster", from debacler, "to free"; from Middle French débâcler, "to unbar" (de-, "off, un-", from Latin dis- + bacler, "to bar"; from Old Provencal baclar from Vulgar Latin bacculare; from bacculum, "bar, staff"; a variant of Latin baculum, "stick".
A sudden downfall or collapse.
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diplobacillus (dip loh buh SIL uhs) (s) (noun), diplobacili (dip" loh buh SIL igh) (pl)
Two short, rod-shaped bacterial cells linked end to end: Noticing an infection in her eye, Sharon went to see her ophthalmologist and learned that it was caused by diplobacili, tiny organisms which are parasitic and live on the mucous membranes.
A bacterium normally found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina.

Lactobacillus can also live in fermenting products; such as, yogurt. Humans appear to have a symbiotic relationship with this bacteria.

Lactobacillus has been with us so long that some types have become an important part of food digestion, although Lactobacillus can also contribute to cavities in the teeth if allowed to remain within the mouth too long.

Large rod-shaped bacterium.
Any of several diseased conditions in domestic animals; especially, hogs, cattle, horses, rabbits, and sheep; causing tissue death of various kinds, diphtheria with abscesses, and gangrenous dermatitis.
prebacillary (adjective); more prebacillary, most prebacillary
Regarding something which happens before the entrance of bacilli into the system, or before they are discovered: The prebacillary tests done in the farmer's field did not reveal any source for the bacteria known to cause anthrax.
Bacilli that remain attached in chains after cell division.
1. Small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur.
2. A rod-shaped bacteria that derives energy from the oxidation of one or more reduced sulfur compounds.

Its organisms are widely distributed in marine, freshwater, and soil environments, especially where oxidizable sulfur is abundant.