American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or caused by bacteria: a bacterial enzyme; bacterial diseases.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling bacteria; of the nature of or caused by bacteria: as, a bacterial parasite in the blood; bacterial organisms; bacterial infusions.
- adj. microbiology Of, relating to, or caused by bacteria.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by bacteria.
- adj. relating to or caused by bacteria
“Make sure your meats and veggies are wrapped because bags that are not washed on a regular basis can become a what he called a "bacterial swamp.”
“The lead researcher, professor Charles Gerba, also recommends that shoppers keep a close-eye on those reusable shopping bags because they can become what he calls a "bacterial swamp.”
“Besides the grief, Snell was physically ill with what he called a bacterial virus.”
“McCarty had used to prove that DNA was the essential ingredient in bacterial transformation.”
“For those coming up to speed, I have a Ph.D. in bacterial genetics from U. Wisconsin-Madison (if you're going to do science fiction art, it helps to know some science).”
“At my son's 2-month checkup, the pediatrician expected him to receive a triple-combination shot called Pediarix (consisting of Hep B, inactivated polio and DTaP, which covers diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis), as well as HiB (for certain bacterial infections) and Prevnar (for meningitis and blood infections).”
“Genemusik is a project that "takes fragments of conventional Western melody and sequences them as DNA that is subsequently ‘bred’ and ‘mixed’ within bacterial cultures.”
“I was assigned the job of sequencing a tRNA that was involved in bacterial cell wall biosynthesis.”
“The concept that almost all proteins in bacterial cells are enzyme proteins led to investigations on the relation between the protein content and enzymic activity of cells.”
“Also, it is likely that there would be an enormous increase in bacterial growth on the earth's surface which might be fatal to human life.”
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