a curved, rod-shaped bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, causing Asiatic cholera.
a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae
comma bacillus com·ma bacillus (kŏm’ə)
See Koch’s bacillus.
- Comma butterfly
noun 1. an orange-brown European vanessid butterfly, Polygonia c-album, with a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
[koh-mak, kom-ak] /ˈkoʊ mæk, ˈkɒm æk/ noun 1. a town on central Long Island, in SE New York.
noun A person who overstresses minor details; a pedantic and picayune perfectionist (1940s+)
[kom-uh-jer] /ˈkɒm ə dʒər/ noun 1. Henry Steele, 1902–98, U.S. historian, author, and teacher.