Pronunciation: (ak-tin"ō-bu-sil'us, ak"tu-nō-), [key]
—pl. -cil•liPronunciation: (-sil'ī). [key] Bacteriol.
any of several spherical or rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Actinobacillus, certain species of which, as A. mallei, are pathogenic for animals.
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