Definition of Spirillaceae

1. Noun. Rigid spirally curved elongate bacteria.

Exact synonyms: Family Spirillaceae
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Family
Group relationships: Order Pseudomonadales, Pseudomonadales
Member holonyms: Genus Spirillum, Genus Vibrio

Medical Definition of Spirillaceae

1. A family of usually motile, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (order Pseudomonadales) containing Gram-negative, rod-shaped cells which are curved or spirally twisted. Motile cells contain a single polar flagellum or a tuft of polar flagella. These organisms are primarily water forms, although some are parasitic or pathogenic on humans and other higher animals. The type genus is Spirillum. Origin: see Spirillum (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirillaceae

Spinoza
Spinozan
Spinozism
Spinozist
Spinozistic
Spinozists
Spinus
Spinus pinus
Spinus tristis
Spiraea prunifolia
Spiranthes
Spiranthes cernua
Spiranthes porrifolia
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Spiranthes spiralis
Spirillaceae
Spirillum minus
Spirit
Spirit of God
Spiritism
Spiritual
Spiritual Jewel
Spirituals
Spirocerca lupi
Spirochaeta obermeieri
Spirochaeta plicatilis
Spirodela
Spirodela polyrrhiza
Spirograph
Spirometra mansoni

Literary usage of Spirillaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outlines of Bacteriology (technical and Agricultural) by David Ellis (1909)
"... process of constriction (spirillaceae). There can be little doubt that in the various members of the Thread-bacteria the method of cell-division follows ..."

2. Bacteriology and Mycology of Foods by Fred Wilbur Tanner (1919)
"spirillaceae. c. Cells inclosed in a sheath 4. ... spirillaceae Cells rigid, not snake-like or flexuous: a. Cells without organs of motion 1. ..."

3. Pathogenic Micro-organisms; a Text-book of Microbiology for Physicians and by Ward J. MacNeal, Herbert Upham Williams (1914)
"66—Types of spirilla, rr>vr • W -'- ~ -J/" ' Vvo^^ decade and the propriety of including them in the spirillaceae may be seriously questioned. ..."

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