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  Definition of Bacteria
  1. (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
Similar Words: bacterium

 

Hyponyms: acidophil, acidophile, bacteroid, Calymmatobacterium, genus Calymmatobacterium, Francisella, genus Francisella, gonococcus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Legionella pneumophilia, legionella, nitrobacterium, penicillin-resistant bacteria, rod, diplococcus, Rickettsia

 

Derivational Morphology: bacterize, bacterise

 

Anagrams: brattice, Beatrice, catbrier

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: جراثيم   Breton: bakteri  
Chinese: 細菌   Dutch: bacteriën  
Finnish: bakteerikanta   French: bactéries  
German: Bakterien   Greek: βακτήρια  
Icelandic: gerlar   Indonesian: bakteri  
Interlingua: bacterios   Italian: batteri  
Japanese: 細菌   Korean: 세균  
Polish: bakterie   Portuguese: bactérias  
Slovak: baktérie   Spanish: bacterias  
Swedish: bakterier  
 
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