HyperDic: bacteria

English > 1 sense of the word bacteria:
NOUNanimalbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
bacteria > pronunciation
Soundsbaektih'riyah
RhymesAbyssinia ... zinnia: 217 rhymes with iyah...
English > bacteria: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaning(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.
Synonymbacterium
Category ofGram-negative(of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method
Gram-positive(of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
bioremediationThe act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
immune response, immune reaction, immunologic responseA bodily / bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen
microphageA neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)
peritrichousCovered all over with uniformly distributed flagella
resistanceThe degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
CategorymicrobiologyThe branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
NarrowerCalymmatobacterium, genus CalymmatobacteriumA genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale
Francisella, genus FrancisellaA genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
Legionella pneumophilia, legionellaThe motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
acidophil, acidophileAn organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
bacteroidA rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)
diplococcusGram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteriaA large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls
gonococcus, Neisseria gonorrhoeaeThe pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
nitrobacteriumAny of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle
penicillin-resistant bacteriabacteria that are unaffected by penicillin
probiotic, probiotic bacterium, probiotic microflora, probiotic floraA beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals
pus-forming bacteriabacteria that produce pus
rodAny rod-shaped bacterium
superbugA strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
Broadermicroorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
Spanishbacteria, bacterias
Catalanbacteri, bacteris, eubacteri
Adjectivesbacterialrelating to or caused by bacteria
bacteroidal, bacteroid, bacterioidal, bacterioidresembling bacteria

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