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Definitions of bacteria:

part of speech: noun plural

Microorganisms; generally used as a synonym of Schizomycetes.

part of speech: noun plural

Plural of bacterium.

Usage examples for bacteria:

  • If the rising process occupies much time, certain kinds of bacteria which may be present in the yeast or other materials may act upon the alcohol present in the risen dough and convert it into acid. "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer
  • It seems such a pity that the sun, that great destroyer of bacteria cannot shine into our closets; but until the new architect comes to our rescue with a window, all we can do to sweeten them is to remove the clothing and air by leaving doors and adjacent windows open for a couple of hours. "The Complete Home", Various

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