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Definitions and Synonyms of bacterium | Another word for bacterium | What is bacterium?

Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bacterium in the sense of this definition

(bacterium is a kind of ...) any organism of microscopic size

(... is a kind of bacterium ) any of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics

(... is a kind of bacterium ) Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs

(... is a kind of bacterium ) any rod-shaped bacterium

(... is a kind of bacterium ) bacteria that produce pus

(... is a kind of bacterium ) bacteria that are unaffected by penicillin

(... is a kind of bacterium ) the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease

(... is a kind of bacterium ) the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)

(... is a kind of bacterium ) a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant

(... is a kind of bacterium ) an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment

(bacterium belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) covered all over with uniformly distributed flagella

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) a neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances

(bacterium is the domain which ... is member of) (of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method

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