Definition of tubercle bacillus in English:

tubercle bacillus

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


  • A bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
    More 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.

More definitions of tubercle bacillus

Definition of tubercle bacillus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea