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Definitions of bacteria

  1. of Bacterium Webster Dictionary DB
  2. See Bacterium. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Vegetable organisms which can be seen only under the microscope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Minute organisms in decomposition; organic bodies. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for bacteria

  1. There is, therefore, ground for believing that occasional contamination of food may be brought about by bacteria of this group derived from human sources. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  2. The foreign bacteria were already at work on totally unresisting tissue. – The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell