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Synonyms for bacteria
bækˈtɪər i ə; -ˈtɪər i əmbac·te·ri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacteria, bacteriumnoun

    (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

    Synonyms:
    bacterium

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  1. antibody

    actually this is an antonym

    Submitted by 210001350 on April 7, 2020  
  2. plaque

    bacteria build up

    the hygienist said that i have a lot of plaque build up, an that i might have gingivitis

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  
  3. thermophile

    an organism that has adapted to living in very high temperatures(heat),such as bacteria or algae.

    Submitted by JP03 on March 13, 2015  

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  1. List of paraphrases for "bacteria":

    bacterium, bacterial, bacteriological, germs

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How to use bacteria in a sentence?

  1. Charles Gerba:

    It’s pretty much just your own germs [on and in your bottle], so there’s not much to worry about, yeah, you’ll get a lot of bacteria because there’s always wash-back, but basically it’s the bacteria that’s in your mouth anyway, so we’ve never really seen it as an issue.

  2. Ian Myles:

    [Palmitic acid] can be confused by the body with bacteria like E.Coli.

  3. Jessica Wu:

    Your cuticles help seal the nail and keep out bacteria and fungus.

  4. Darla Davis:

    Nola had a thick drainage coming out of her nose, the vets swabbed the mucus, and cytology tests showed bacteria, so they began treating her with antibiotics.

  5. James Siho Lee:

    Its tremendously important that we appreciate and develop a curiosity for biodiversity, the next innovation for biotechnology could be out there in the wild. A new biodegradable sunscreen, for example, was discovered from extremophilic bacteria and algae. We have to protect and responsibly utilize wildlife.

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