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strep•to•ba•cil•lus



Pronunciation: (strep"tō-bu-sil'us), [key]
n.,
pl. -cil•liPronunciation: (-sil'ī). [key]
Bacteriol.
1. any of various bacilli that form in chains.
2. any of the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, common in rat saliva and a cause of ratbite fever.

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