Definition of Tubercle bacillus
1. Noun. Cause of tuberculosis.
Medical Definition of Tubercle bacillus
1. The Gram-positive bacterium that causes tuberculosis. (09 Oct 1997)
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Literary usage of Tubercle bacillus
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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... and a dry and sandy sub-soil, have a distinct influence in arresting the virulence of the tubercle-bacillus ; that darkness somewhat interferes with ..."
2. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"The leprosy bacillus may be distinguished from the tubercle bacillus by the following points: 1. The presence ordinarily of huge numbers of bacilli often ..."
3. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"CHAPTER XXII THE tubercle bacillus No disease is so wide-spread or occasions so much distress and economic loss as tuberculosis. ..."
4. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"CHAPTER XXIII THE tubercle bacillus No disease is so wide-spread or occasions so much distress and economic loss as tuberculosis. ..."
5. A Text-book of Bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Philip Hanson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1918)
"It was not until 1882, however, that Koch1 succeeded in isolating and cultivating the tubercle bacillus. Baumgarten * had previously seen the bacillus in ..."