from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of bacterium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of bacterium.
- n. A type, species, or strain of bacterium
- n. Alternative form of bacterium.
- n. A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
- n. An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See bacterium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of bacterium, [capitalized] A genus of gressorial orthopterous insects, of the family Phasmidæ; the stick-insects or walking-sticks. B. sarmentosa is about 10 inches long. See Phasmidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (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 to be plants
Though you might think it of no consequence, the spontaneous evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria is very major from the point of view of a bacterium.
Protection against infection by certain bacteria is based on immunity to this sugar coating (and not the whole bacteria).
As already mentioned, the photosynthetic apparatus in bacteria is simpler than in algae and higher plants.
Photosynthesis in bacteria is simpler than in algae and higher plants, but the work now rewarded has led to increased understanding of photosynthesis in these organisms as well.
Hoffman in 1869, since which date the term bacteria, as applying to this special group of organisms, has been coming more and more into use.
These two classes of germs are foreign to the present topic, which is surgery; and I shall, therefore, confine my remarks to that group of vegetable parasites to which the term bacteria has been given.
Peaceful coexistence between humans and the bacteria is the need of the hour.
Resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream.
Mung: This means I acknowledge exponential growth can be observed in bacteria in culture.
This means I acknowledge exponential growth can be observed in bacteria in culture.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.