bacterial food poisoning
bacterial food poisoning n.
Enteritis or gastroenteritis caused by bacterial multiplication or by a soluble bacterial exotoxin in ingested foods.
- Bacterial infection
bacterial infection An infection caused by bacteria. The growth of many disease-causing bacteria can be halted by the use of antibiotics. (Compare viral infection.) Note: Diseases caused by bacterial infections include diphtheria, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever. Contemporary Examples The bacterial infection that cost Aimee Copeland her leg and hands is rare, but when it […]
- Bacterial meningitis
noun inflammation of the meninges due to a bacterial infection Usage Note medicine Contemporary Examples After their split, Jim Friel died shockingly at age 48 of bacterial meningitis. Can This SVU Crime Fighter Save the NFL? Lloyd Grove September 25, 2014
- Bacterial plaque
noun another term for dental plaque bacterial plaque n. See dental plaque.
- Bacterial virus
bacterial virus bacterial virus n. A virus that injects its genome into a host bacteria, initiating production of new viruses and viral DNA; a bacteriophage.