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

Derived forms: spirilla

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: genus Spirillum

Encyclopedia: Spirillum