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bacterium

noun [C usually plural] uk   /bækˈtɪə.ri.əm/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/ (plural bacteria )
C1 a type of very small organism that lives in air, earth, water, plants, and animals, often one that causes disease: an illness caused by bacteria in drinking water The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae causes about a third of some 3,000 annual meningitis cases.
Translations of “bacterium”
in Chinese (Traditional) 細菌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细菌…
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