any ammonite of the genus Baculites, of the Cretaceous Period, having a straight shell with a spiral tip.
noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lums a bony support in the penis of certain mammals, esp the carnivores Historical Examples The baculum in Microtus ochrogaster—orientation and variation with age. The Baculum in Microtine Rodents Sydney Anderson Shape of baculum most resembled that of Ochrotomys and Calomys. Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys Robert […]
not good in any manner or degree. having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible: There is no such thing as a bad boy. of poor or inferior quality; defective; deficient: a bad diamond; a bad spark plug. inadequate or below standard; not satisfactory for use: bad heating; Living conditions in some areas are very […]
- Bad actor
a mean, ill-tempered, troublemaking, or evil person. a vicious animal. an inveterate criminal. Contemporary Examples “Aeromonas happens to be a bug that has a particular capacity here that makes it a bad actor,” said Schaffner. Necrotizing Fasciitis: How ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Strike Casey Schwartz May 13, 2012 People said openly he was a bad actor and […]
- Bad apple
a discontented, troublemaking, or dishonest person: In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples. Contemporary Examples The Republican Party will blame the culture of corruption on one bad apple named Jim Greer and move on. Sleaze and Scandal in the Sunshine State GOP John Avlon February 11, 2013 […]