[ UK /bæktˈi‍əɹɪɐ/ ]
[ US /bækˈtɪɹiə/ ]
  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
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How To Use bacteria In A Sentence

  • Responsive phylotypes were mostly proteobacteria in the subarctic and California HNLC areas, but no changes were noted in the subantarctic experiments.
  • Could the answer for dental plaque be a transplant, not of teeth but of genetically engineered bacteria?
  • By the same token, if you pick up a strange rash, you will want to see a doctor in case it really is flesh-eating bacteria.
  • If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, you might need to use antibiotic eye drops.
  • This increases the concentration in the mouth of bacteria that can cause tooth and gum decay. Times, Sunday Times
  • Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) has the ability to survive in a highly acidic environment, which is what makes it such a nasty tooth-decayer: remember, it’s the acid bacteria produce as they consume carbohydrates that eats away at tooth enamel. Paging all you "Face on Mars" believers...
  • Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. The Sun
  • Our study was powered primarily to look at the influence of bacterial vaginosis rather than chlamydial infection on miscarriage.
  • The causal infection can be viral or bacterial and may have been innocuous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Throwing a cup of bicarbonate of soda down a septic toilet each week will help to reduce acidity, and encourage the growth of waste-digesting bacteria.
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