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 for bacillus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bacillus \Ba*cil"lus\, n.; pl. Bacilli. [NL., for L. bacillum.
     See Bacillari[ae].] (Biol.)
     A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable
     organism.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bacillus
      n 1: aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often
           occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
           [syn: bacillus, B]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bacillus":
     adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, anaerobe,
     anaerobic bacteria, bacteria, bacterium, bug, coccus,
     disease-producing microorganism, echovirus, enterovirus,
     filterable virus, fungus, germ, gram-negative bacteria,
     gram-positive bacteria, microbe, microorganism, mold,
     nonfilterable virus, pathogen, picornavirus, protozoa, protozoon,
     reovirus, rhinovirus, rickettsia, spirillum, spirochete, spore,
     staphylococcus, streptococcus, trypanosome, vibrio, virus
  
  

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