Definition of 'bacterial'
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The drug works by killing bacterial cells before they can become resistant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tragically, he died in hospital from a bacterial infection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A bacterial infection which causes gum disease can also produce proteins that cause the immune system to falter. The Sun (2016)This allows another infection, often bacterial, to set in on top of the cold. The Sun (2016)CAUSE: Highly contagious bacterial skin infection most commonly found on the face. The Sun (2016)This tool has helped genetic engineers produce various proteins within bacterial cells. Christianity Today (2000)These herbs deal with bacterial and viral organisms without side effects. Bad Breath (1994)But the good news is that viral meningitis is nowhere near as serious as bacterial meningitis. The Sun (2015)She died from the rare bacterial infection toxic shock syndrome. The Sun (2009)The chestnut blight fungus and a bacterial disease menace chestnut and oak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Our bodies are home to ten times as many bacterial cells as there are human cells themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The causal infection can be viral or bacterial and may have been innocuous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its use in controlling bacterial infections such as apple and pear fire blight was also mentioned. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which spreads to humans through ticks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She added that better tests were urgently needed to tell whether an infection was bacterial or viral. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. The Sun (2012)There is no known cure for the bacterial infection and the only solution is to cut down affected trees. The Sun (2014)The liver is too important an organ to neglect if it is infected by viral or bacterial or parasitic organisms. Bad Breath (1994)While viral meningitis tends to strike more in the summer, bacterial meningitis peaks in the winter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The final step will now be to use this genome transplant procedure to place the newly built artificial chromosome into a bacterial cell. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No. Together they protect against two major forms of bacterial meningitis. The Sun (2016)The creamy liquid suggests a low-grade bacterial infection caused by the irritation. The Sun (2014)This is shot hole, caused by a bacterial disease that is worse in wet weather. The Sun (2013)But vets say dogs can carry bacterial and viral infections, parasites and scratch diseases. The Sun (2013)This is shot hole, a bacterial disease. The Sun (2013)This could be why men are more susceptible than women to a range of viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of my three-year-old daughter's nursery school friends is in hospital with bacterial meningitis. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is less dangerous than the more potent form, bacterial meningitis, which can kill. The Sun (2007)It also helped him to survive a near-fatal episode of bacterial meningitis three years ago, then make a complete recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'bacterial'
British English: bacterial ADJECTIVE
Bacterial is used to describe things that relate to or are caused by bacteria.
Cholera is a bacterial infection.
Definition of bacterial from the Collins English Dictionary
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