• (America) IPA: /bækˈtɪɹ.i.ə/
  • (British) IPA: /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪ.ə/
  1. plural form of bacterium
  2. (US) A type, species, or strain of bacterium.
  3. (US, proscribed) Alternative form of bacterium.
  4. (pejorative, slang) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
Translations Noun

bacteria (plural bacteriae)

  1. (dated, medicine) An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus.

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