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)
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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 ..."