Bacillus cereus Bacillus ce·re·us (sēr’ē-əs)
A species of Bacillus that causes an emetic type and a diarrheal type of food poisoning in humans.
A septicemia of the southern army worm caused by bacillus cereus.
The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth
- Bacillus thuringiensis
a bacterium used in genetically altered form in the biological control of budworms, gypsy moth larvae, Japanese beetles, and other insect pests. Abbreviation: B.t.
an antibiotic polypeptide derived by the hydrolytic action of Bacillus subtilis on protein, primarily used topically in the treatment of superficial infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive organisms. noun an antibiotic used mainly in treating bacterial skin infections: obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis bacitracin bac·i·tra·cin (bās’ĭ-trā’sĭn) n. A polypeptide antibiotic obtained from a strain of […]
- Back forty
remote, usually uncultivated acreage on a large piece of land, as on a farm or ranch.
a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament. Historical Examples After headache, backache, and loss of appetite comes usually a mild diarrhœa. Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson Did a man ever have a backache like the dragging, pulling, tearing ache of a woman? Treatise […]