a disease of plants, characterized by cankers and usually by exudation of gum, caused by bacteria, as of the genera Pseudomonas and Corynebacterium.
- Bacterial capsule
bacterial capsule bacterial capsule n. A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
- Bacterial endocarditis
a bacterial infection of the inner lining of the heart, most often of the heart valves, characterized by fever, enlarged spleen, and heart murmur. bacterial endocarditis n. Infectious endocarditis caused by the direct invasion of bacteria and leading to deformity of the heart valves.
- Bacterial endarteritis
bacterial endarteritis bacterial endarteritis n. The implantation and growth of bacteria with formation of vegetations on the arterial wall.
- Bacterial food poisoning
bacterial food poisoning bacterial food poisoning n. Enteritis or gastroenteritis caused by bacterial multiplication or by a soluble bacterial exotoxin in ingested foods.