Definition of 'bacteria'
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Example sentences containing 'bacteria'
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His eyes glowed bright purple with the light of luminescent bacteria colonies implanted in his irises. THE BROKEN GOD
Rhodes thought of Van Vliet's new theory, the floating soup of amino acids out of which wondrously virulent bacteria would be generated.
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Translations for 'bacteria'
British English: bacteria /bækˈtɪərɪə/ NOUN
Bacteria are very small organisms which can cause disease.
Chlorine is added to the water to kill bacteria.
- American English: bacteria
- Arabic: بَكْتِيريا
- Brazilian Portuguese: bactéria
- Chinese: 细菌
- Croatian: bakterije
- Czech: bakterie
- Danish: bakterie
- Dutch: bacteriën
- European Spanish: bacterias
- Finnish: bakteerit
- French: bactérie
- German: Bakterien
- Greek: βακτήρια
- Italian: batteri
- Japanese: バクテリア
- Korean: 박테리아
- Norwegian: bakterier
- Polish: bakteria
- European Portuguese: bactéria
- Romanian: bacterii
- Russian: бактерия
- Spanish: bacteria
- Swedish: bakterie
- Thai: เชื้อแบคทีเรีย
- Turkish: bakteri
- Ukrainian: бактерія
- Vietnamese: vi khuẩn
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