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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACILLUS

I shall see that your name is coupled with the Bacillus as that of its discoverer.

If you think my sorrow could have been avoided, offer the Bacillus as a wedding gift to—.

I found the story of the Bacillus, the curse that killed Darmstetter, that killed Helen.

The Bacillus is a cheat; every woman to her lover is the most beautiful!

They have succeeded in isolating the bacillus leprae and studying it.

There wasn't a trace of the bacillus typhosus in any of them.

The bacterium of splenic fever is called Bacillus Anthracis.

The same evening there was further news of the progress of the bacillus.

"The bacillus is in Ludlow," I said in a curiously small voice.

Every man in this Hall who has the Sarakoff-Harden bacillus in his system is immortal.

WORD ORIGIN

1877, medical Latin, from Late Latin bacillus "wand," literally "little staff," diminutive of baculum "a stick," from PIE root *bak- "staff," also source of Greek bakterion (see bacteria). Introduced as a term in bacteriology 1853 by German botanist Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898).

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