Definitions for: Bacteria


[n] 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 plants



Webster (1913) Definition: Bac*te"ri*a, n.p.
See Bacterium.

Synonyms: bacterium

See Also: acidophil, acidophile, bacteroid, Calymmatobacterium, diplococcus, genus Calymmatobacterium, gonococcus, microorganism, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, nitrobacterium, penicillin-resistant bacteria, Rickettsia, rod

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