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bacteriumnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /bækˈtɪə.ri.əm/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/ (plural bacteria )
C1 a ​type of very ​smallorganism that ​lives in ​air, ​earth, ​water, ​plants, and ​animals, often one that ​causesdisease: an ​illnesscaused by bacteria in ​drinkingwater The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae ​causes about a third of some 3,000 ​annualmeningitiscases.
(Definition of bacterium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bacterium”
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