< /bəˈsɪl əˌfɔrm/. of or like a bacillus; rod-shaped.

  • Bacteriology. characterized by bacilli.
  • adjective

    1. of, relating to, or caused by bacilli
    2. Also: bacilliform (bəˈsɪlɪˌfɔːm) shaped like a short rod


    1. Shaped like a rod.
    2. Consisting of small rods or rodlike structures.
    3. Caused by, relating to, or resembling bacilli.

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