Bacteri-



a combining form meaning “bacteria,” used in the formation of compound words:
bactericide; bacteriuria.

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    ubiquitous one-celled organisms, spherical, spiral, or rod-shaped and appearing singly or in chains, comprising the Schizomycota, a phylum of the kingdom Monera (in some classification systems the plant class Schizomycetes), various species of which are involved in fermentation, putrefaction, infectious diseases, or nitrogen fixation. Contemporary Examples He has studied the Vibrio genus of bacteria for […]

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  • Bacterial

    ubiquitous one-celled organisms, spherical, spiral, or rod-shaped and appearing singly or in chains, comprising the Schizomycota, a phylum of the kingdom Monera (in some classification systems the plant class Schizomycetes), various species of which are involved in fermentation, putrefaction, infectious diseases, or nitrogen fixation. Contemporary Examples bacterial pathogens include gonorrhea (yes) which can cause blindness […]

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    bacterial aneurysm bacterial aneurysm n. An aneurysm caused by the growth of bacteria within the vessel wall, usually following impaction of a septic embolus.



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