Of or regarding little rods rod-shaped
- associated with or created by or containing bacilli
- formed like a bacillus
- Of or related to little rods; rod-shaped.
(a.) Of or regarding small rods; rod-shaped.
Clinically, dysentery manifests itself with varying degrees of intensity, and it is often impossible without microscopical examination to determine between the amoebic and bacillary forms. In well-marked cases the following are the chief symptoms. The attack is commonly preceded by certain premonitory indications in the form of general illness, loss of appetite, and some amount of diarrhoea, which gradually increases in severity, and is accompanied with griping pains in the abdomen (tormina).