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"bacteria" in British English

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bacterianoun

uk   /bækˈtɪə.ri.ə/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/
plural of bacterium

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(Definition of bacteria from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bacteriaplural noun

 us   /bækˈtɪər·i·ə/ (singular bacterium  /bækˈtɪr·i·əm/ )
biology very ​smallorganisms that are ​foundeverywhere and are the ​cause of many ​diseases
(Definition of bacteria from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bacteria”
in Korean 박테리아, 세균…
in Arabic بَكْتيريا…
in Malaysian bakteria…
in French bactérie(s)…
in Russian бактерия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 細菌…
in Italian batteri…
in Turkish bakteri…
in Polish bakterie…
in Spanish bacteria…
in Vietnamese vi khuẩn…
in Portuguese bactérias…
in Thai แบคทีเรีย…
in German die Bakterien…
in Catalan bacteris…
in Japanese バクテリア, 細菌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细菌…
in Indonesian bakteri…
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