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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shiga bacillus mean? 

  The noun SHIGA BACILLUS has 1 sense:

1. a bacillus that causes dysentery

  Familiarity information: SHIGA BACILLUS used as a noun is very rare.

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A bacillus that causes dysentery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


shiga bacillus; Shigella dysentariae

Hypernyms ("shiga bacillus" is a kind of...):

shigella (rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon)

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