Definition of tubercle bacillus in English:

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tubercle bacillus

noun

A bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
Example sentences
  • Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a germ called the tubercle bacillus or Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Depending on concentration, iodophors have a wide range of activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, tubercle bacillus, fungi, and viruses and some activity against bacterial spores.
  • Prevention, through public-health measures, including antispitting ordinances and the disposal of infected milk and meat, became a first line of defense after Koch identified the tubercle bacillus in 1882.

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Syllabification: tu·ber·cle ba·cil·lus

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