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English[]

File:EscherichiaColi NIAID.jpg

scanning electron micrograph of E. coli bacteria

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

From New Latin bacteria, plural of bacterium, from Ancient Greek βακτήριον (baktērion), neuter diminutive of βακτηρία (baktēria), rod, stick).

Noun[]

Bacteria

  1. Plural form of bacterium.
  2. (US) A type, species, or strain of bacterium
    • 2002, A.C. Panchdhari, Water Supply and Sanitary Installations[1], 2nd ed., ISBN 8122412254, page 177:
      Anaerobic bacteria function in the absence of oxygen, where as aerobic bacteria require sunlight and also oxygen. Both these bacterias are capable of breaking down the organic matter Template:...
  3. (US, proscribed) Template:Alternative form of
  4. (pejorative, slang) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
Usage notes[]
  • This is the plural form of the word. While it is often used as if it were singular (as a collective noun), this is considered nonstandard by some in the US and more elsewhere. See the usage examples under bacterium.
Translations[]

see also under bacterium

See also[]
  • culture (collective noun)

Etymology 2[]

From New Latin bacteria, from Ancient Greek βακτηρία (baktēria), rod, stick).

Noun[]

Singular
Bacteria

Plural
bacteriae

Bacteria (bacteriae)

  1. (dated, medicine) An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus

Anagrams[]

  • aabceirt,
  • race-bait

Galician[]

Noun[]

Bacteria f. (plural Bacterias)

  1. bacterium

Spanish[]

Noun[]

Bacteria f. (plural Bacterias)

Singular
Bacteria f.

Plural
Bacterias f.

  1. bacterium

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