Translation of "bacteria" - English-Spanish dictionary
bacteria noun plural /bakˈtiəriə/ ( singular bacterium /-əm/)
› (biology) organisms not able to be seen except under a microscope, found in rotting matter, in air, in soil and in living bodies, some being the germs of disease
The throat infection was caused by bacteria. bac’terial /bækˈtiəriəl/ adjective › (biology) relating to bacteria
a bacterial infection. bacteriology /-ˈolədʒi/ noun › (biology) the study of bacteria
the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Melbourne. bacteriological /ˈlo-/ adjective ›
the bacteriological analysis of water. bacteriologist noun ›
Bacteriologists are studying the organisms that cause this disease.