Spirillum



noun, plural spirilla
[spahy-ril-uh] /spaɪˈrɪl ə/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology.
1.
any of several spirally twisted, aerobic bacteria of the genus Spirillum, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans.
2.
any of various similar microorganisms.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
any bacterium having a curved or spirally twisted rodlike body Compare coccus (sense 1), bacillus (sense 1)
2.
any bacterium of the genus Spirillum, such as S. minus, which causes ratbite fever

spirillum spi·ril·lum (spī-rĭl’əm)
n. pl. spi·ril·la (-rĭl’ə)

A member of the genus Spirillum.

Any of various other spiral-shaped microorganisms.

Spirillum n.
A genus of large, aerobic, gram-negative bacteria having an elongated spiral form and a tuft of flagella.
spirillum
(spī-rĭl’əm)
Plural spirilla
Any of various bacteria that are shaped like a spiral, such as the spirochete Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis.

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