Etymology:L. masc. n.bacillus, a small staff, a wand; L. masc./fem. adj. suff.-formis, -like, in the shape of; from L. fem. n.forma, figure, shape, appearance; N.L. masc./fem. adj.bacilliformis, shaped like a small rod
Han XY, Hong T, Falsen E. Neisseria bacilliformis sp. nov. isolated from human infections. J Clin Microbiol 2006; 44:474-479.
Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 110. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1459-1460.
The noun bacillus is a Latin noun, not a neo-Latin noun as cited in the etymology provided by Han et al. 2006.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.