Definition of Bacillaceae
1. Noun. Typically rod-shaped usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Family
Group relationships: Eubacteriales, Order Eubacteriales
Member holonyms: Genus Bacillus, Genus Clostridium
Medical Definition of Bacillaceae
1. A family of bacteria which produce endospores. They are mostly saprophytes from soil, but a few are insect or animal parasites or pathogens. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacillaceae
Literary usage of Bacillaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"The bacillaceae are rod-shaped, Gram-negative organisms without endospores and include the genera Bacterium (type species B. coli), ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... and cells in tablets of four иг more; Streptococcus (Billr.), divisions in one plane only, resulting in chains of cells. ;. Family— bacillaceae. ..."
3. The Structure and Functions of Bacteria by Alfred G. Fischer (1900)
"bacillaceae. Vegetative cell straight, cylindrical, ellipsoidal or egg-shaped; very short forms difficult to ..."
4. Conditions of Life in the Sea: a short account of quantitative marine by James Johnstone (1908)
"(2) The bacillaceae; these are the typical bacteria: they are rod-shaped bodies, usually cylindrical, but sometimes egg-shaped and difficult to distinguish ..."