Definition of Comma bacillus

1. Noun. Comma-shaped bacteria that cause Asiatic cholera.

Exact synonyms: Vibrio Comma
Group relationships: Genus Vibrio
Generic synonyms: Vibrio, Vibrion



Medical Definition of Comma bacillus

1. Bacterium that causes cholera, the life threatening aspects of which are caused by the exotoxin (see cholera toxin). Short, slightly curved rods, highly motile (single polar flagellum), gram-negative. Adhere to intestinal epithelium (adhesion mechanism unknown) and produce enzymes (neuraminidase, proteases) that facilitate access of the bacterium to the epithelial surface. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comma Bacillus

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Literary usage of Comma bacillus

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1. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"This experiment put an end to all discussion, and demonstrated, once for all, that the comma- bacillus (or spirillum) of Koch is really capable of producing ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"From these results the further conclusion may be drawn, that the comma bacillus is peculiar to cholera. As to the connection of this bacillus with cholera, ..."

3. The Nineteenth Century (1885)
"They actually swallowed the suspected comma-bacillus discovered by Dr. Koch, ... It thus became quite impossible to regard Dr. Koch's comma- bacillus as ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"comma-bacillus is longer or shorter ; and further that when thU element has by transverse division given origin to two protoplasmic elements, ..."

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