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Meaning & Definition of Bacterium in English

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Bacterium

/bæktɪriəm/

noun

1. (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
    synonym:
  • bacteria
  • ,
  • bacterium