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noun as in microorganisms


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The more antibiotics are used inappropriately, the greater the risk of bacteria growing resistant to them.

What specific bacteria and viruses can be detected in the sewage?

If all animals vanished, most bacteria would still live on, but if all bacteria disappeared, we would die quickly.

A new book focuses on gut bacteria as the key to a healthy weight.

But consider that when we eat, the bacteria are actually fed first.

Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.

It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.

Bacteria of various kinds, especially staphylococci, are usually numerous.

They are able to migrate readily from place to place and to ingest small bodies, as bacteria.

Undiluted normal blood can agglutinate most bacteria, but loses this power when diluted to any considerable degree.

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bacteria, such as: bacilli, germs, microbes, organisms, and pathogens.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.