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comma bacillus

  

      n   a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae  
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comma  
      n  
1    the punctuation mark, indicating a slight pause in the spoken sentence and used where there is a listing of items or to separate a nonrestrictive clause or phrase from a main clause  
2      (Music)   a minute interval  
3       short for       comma butterfly  
     (C16: from Latin, from Greek komma clause, from koptein to cut)  


comma bacillus  
      n   a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae  
comma butterfly  
      n   an orange-brown European vanessid butterfly, Polygonia c-album, with a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing  
inverted comma  
      n      another term for       quotation mark  

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