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Noun: spirilla  spI'ri-lu
  1. Any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a spirally twisted rodlike form
    - spirillum
Noun: spirillum (spirilla)  spI'ri-lum
  1. Spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant water

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: genus Spirillum

Encyclopedia: Spirilla