What does bacterium mean?

Definitions for bacteriumbækˈtɪər i əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacteria, bacterium(noun)

    (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


  1. bacterium(Noun)

    A single celled organism with no nucleus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bacterium(noun)

    a microscopic vegetable organism, belonging to the class Algae, usually in the form of a jointed rodlike filament, and found in putrefying organic infusions. Bacteria are destitute of chlorophyll, and are the smallest of microscopic organisms. They are very widely diffused in nature, and multiply with marvelous rapidity, both by fission and by spores. Certain species are active agents in fermentation, while others appear to be the cause of certain infectious diseases. See Bacillus

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bacterium

    bak-tē′ri-um, n., Bacteria, bak-tē′ri-a, n.pl. Schizomycetes, extremely small, single-celled, fungoid plants, single or grouped, reproducing rapidly by cross division or by the formation of spores, almost always associated with the decomposition of albuminoid substances, and regarded as the germs or active cause of many diseases.—ns. Bacteriol′ogist; Bacteriol′ogy, the scientific study of bacteria. [Gr. baktērion, dim. of baktron, stick, staff.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bacterium' in Nouns Frequency: #2422


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bacterium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bacterium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cam Simmons:

    If you can imagine very, very fine injection needles injecting a tiny volume of liquid that contains the Wolbachia bacterium into a mosquito egg.

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