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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
bacteria
The throat infection was caused by bacteria.
bac’terial /bækˈtiəriəl/ adjective (biology) relating to bacteria
Bacterial
a bacterial infection.
bacteriology /-ˈolədʒi/ noun (biology) the study of bacteria
bacteriología
the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Melbourne.
bacteriological /ˈlo-/ adjective
bacteriológico
the bacteriological analysis of water.
bacteriologist noun
bacteriólogo
Bacteriologists are studying the organisms that cause this disease.
Translations of “bacteria”
in Korean 박테리아, 세균…
in Arabic بَكْتيريا…
in French bactérie(s)…
in Italian batteri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 細菌…
in Russian бактерия…
in Turkish bakteri…
in Polish bakterie…
in Portuguese bactérias…
in German die Bakterien…
in Catalan bacteris…
in Japanese バクテリア, 細菌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细菌…
(Definition of bacteria from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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