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Meaning of "bacillus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BACILLUS

From Latin: a small staff, from baculum walking stick.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BACILLUS

bacillus  [bəˈsɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACILLUS

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Bacillus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BACILLUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bacillus

Bacillus

Bacillus is a genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped, bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes. Bacillus species can be obligate aerobes, or facultative anaerobes. They will test positive for the enzyme catalase when there has been oxygen used or present. Ubiquitous in nature, Bacillus includes both free-living and parasitic pathogenic species. Under stressful environmental conditions, the bacteria can produce oval endospores that are not true spores but which the bacteria can reduce themselves to and remain in a dormant state for very long periods. These characteristics originally defined the genus, but not all such species are closely related, and many have been moved to other genera of Firmicutes. Many species of Bacillus can produce copious amounts of enzymes which are made use of in different industries. Some Bacillus species can form intracellular inclusions of polyhydroxyalkanoates under certain adverse environmental conditions, as in a lack of elements such as phosphorus, nitrogen, or oxygen combined with an excessive supply of carbon sources. B.subtilis has proved a valuable model for research.

Definition of bacillus in the English dictionary

The definition of bacillus in the dictionary is any of various rodlike spore-producing bacteria constituting the family Bacillaceae, esp of the genus Bacillus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACILLUS


acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
actinobacillus
ækˈtɪnəʊbəˌsɪləs
Angelus
ˈændʒɪləs
aspergillus
ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs
cancellous
ˈkænsɪləs
fanciless
ˈfænsɪləs
killas
ˈkɪləs
lactobacillus
ˌlæktəʊbəˈsɪləs
malus
ˈmeɪləs
monoxylous
mɒˈnɒksɪləs
nautilus
ˈnɔːtɪləs
perilous
ˈpɛrɪləs
pilous
ˈpaɪləs
pneumobacillus
ˌnjuːməʊbəˈsɪləs
streptobacillus
ˌstrɛptəʊbəˈsɪləs
stylus
ˈstaɪləs
talus
ˈteɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thiobacillus
ˌθaɪəʊbəˈsɪləs
villous
ˈvɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACILLUS

bachelorship
bacillaemia
bacillar
bacillary
bacillary white diarrhoea
bacillemia
bacilli
bacillicide
bacilliform
bacilluria
bacitracin
back
back alley
back and fill
back and forth
back bacon
back bay
back boiler
back burner
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WORDS THAT END LIKE BACILLUS

arillus
callus
Catullus
comma bacillus
entellus
gallus
lapillus
Lucullus
Marcellus
microvillus
ocellus
phallus
pullus
pulvillus
Tellus
thallus
Tibullus
tubercle bacillus
villus
vitellus

Synonyms and antonyms of bacillus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bacillus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACILLUS

Find out the translation of bacillus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bacillus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bacillus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

芽孢杆菌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bacilo
570 millions of speakers

English

bacillus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेसिलस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عصية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бацилла
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bacilo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রোগজীবাণু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bacille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bacillus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bazillus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

桿菌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세균
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bacillus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vi trùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேசில்லஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅसिलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

basil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bacillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bakcyl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бацила
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bacil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάκιλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bacillus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bacillus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bacillus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bacillus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACILLUS»

The term «bacillus» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.358 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACILLUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bacillus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACILLUS»

Discover the use of bacillus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bacillus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bacillus: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Extensively revised and updated, the second edition of this valuable reference work provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current knowledge and new research in Bacillus molecular and cellular biology.
Peter Graumann, 2012
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Bacillus
This volume critically reviews aspects of identification, molecular biology, and growth that are important for the current and anticipated future exploitation of members of this group.
Colin R. Harwood, 1989
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Bacillus thuringiensis: an environmental biopesticide : ...
The challenge of bacillus thuringiensis. Historiacal overview: from discovery until 1980s. The 1980s: a decade of change. The future challenge. Diversity of bacillus thuringiensis toxins and genes.
Philip Frank Entwistle, 1993
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Bacillus thuringiensis Biotechnology
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been used as a biopesticide in agriculture, forestry and mosquito control because of its advantages of specific toxicity against target insects, lack of polluting residues and safety to non-target organisms.
Estibaliz Sansinenea, 2012
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Bacillus Subtilis and Its Closest Relatives
This unique book, written by the world′s experts in their areas, brings together research on the architecture, biochemical pathways, genetic organization, and gene regulation of Bacillus subtilis .
A. L. Sonenshein, James A. Hoch, Richard Losick, 2002
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Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax
This book will be a premier reference for B. Anthracis and anthrax to microbiologists, medical and public health professionals, bioterror research and preparedness, immunologists, and physiologists.
Nicholas H. Bergman, 2011
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Applications and Systematics of Bacillus and Relatives
Inspired by the pace of change in the taxonomy of the aerobic endospore-forming bacteria, the "Bacillus 2000" symposium on which this book is based was held in Bruges, Belgium, in August 2000, and was supported by the Federation of European ...
Roger Berkeley, Marc Heyndrickx, Niall Logan, 2008
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Bacillus thuringiensis: biology, ecology and safety
The third edition of this highly successful manual is not only a revised text but has been extended to meet the interpretive needs of Raman users as well as those working in the IR region.
Travis R. Glare, Maureen O'Callaghan, 2000
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Bacillus Subtilis Soj (ParA): The Involvement of DNA Binding ...
We have extended the ParA/Soj DNA binding work by identifying conserved positively charged residues in ParA from the plasmid pB171 that may be important for its DNA binding.
Christina Marie Hester, 2008
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Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus
Divided into three comprehensive sections, this new volume begins with an examination of the current issues related to tuberculosis, including clinical and epidemiological features of the disease–causing strains.
Stewart T. Cole, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACILLUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bacillus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zonal hospital grapples with dearth of vaccine
DHANGADHI, JUL 06 - A large number of children in Dhangadhi have been deprived of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for the past two months due to ... «E Kantipur, Jul 15»
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Viventia starts recruitment of clinical centers for Phase III bladder …
... of intravesical administration of vicinium in patients with high grade NMIBC refractory to treatment with bacillus Calmette--Guerin (BCG). «Pharmaceutical Business Review, Jul 15»
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Garden Q&A: Beware the peach tree borer
However, the biological pesticide Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) or beneficial nematodes can be injected into the borer holes with a needle-less ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
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Year-round gardening: Managing mosquitoes in your backyard
Bt, short for Bacillus thuringiensis, is a natural way to kill mosquito larvae in water. To protect yourself while working in the garden, cover up or ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
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What Microbes Do You Commute With?
The samples found were from bacillus anthracis, the normal anthrax that is found in infected meat. If you ate it, yeah. You'd get it. But riding the ... «Clapway, Jul 15»
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Plucking hornworms is best way to save your tomato plants
BTK, short for Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, is a bacterium that, once ingested by the caterpillars, upsets their insides so they stop eating ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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Residents suffer through mosquitoes, allergies
The ODH also recommends using products containing Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) to control mosquito larvae in containers that are ... «Lima Ohio, Jul 15»
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Ag Digest (July 3, 2015)
Anthrax is caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. The bacterial spores can lie dormant in the ground for decades and become active under ... «INFORUM, Jul 15»
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Evaluation of phytochemical content, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and …
For antibacterial activity the strains used were Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633), Enterobactor aerogenes (ATCC 13048), Escherichia coli (ATCC ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
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Tim Lockley: Caterpillar will horn in on your tomato crop
Another method is using Bt, which stands for Bacillus thuringiensis. It's a bacterium specifically designed to kill only caterpillars. It will not harm ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bacillus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bacillus>. Aug 2020 ».
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