1. bacteria

noun. ['bækˈtɪriːə'] (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.


  • probiotic
  • diplococcus
  • probiotic flora
  • microorganism
  • superbug
  • legionella
  • eubacteria
  • genus Calymmatobacterium
  • genus Francisella
  • eubacterium
  • probiotic bacterium
  • rod
  • nitrobacterium
  • pus-forming bacteria
  • gonococcus
  • true bacteria
  • acidophil
  • Calymmatobacterium
  • Legionella pneumophilia
  • bacterium
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • penicillin-resistant bacteria
  • acidophile
  • micro-organism
  • bacteroid
  • probiotic microflora


  • bacteria (Latin)
  • βακτηρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Bacteria

  • cerveceria
  • cafeteria
  • listeria
  • diphtheria
  • criteria
  • siberia
  • nigeria
  • liberia
  • gaviria
  • algeria
  • iberia
  • elyria
  • assyria
  • syria

How do you pronounce bacteria?

Pronounce bacteria as bækˈtɪriə.

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Sentences with bacteria

1. Noun, singular or mass
If the bacteria is not killed, those with compromised immune systems could run the risk of infection.

2. Noun, plural
As the bacteria feed on the cellulose, they release waste in the form of methane gas.

Quotes about bacteria

1. In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.
- Benjamin Franklin

2. The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.
- Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell, The

3. Everything has a consciousness. Every atom and molecule is conscious. Every virus and bacteria is conscious. Every tree, large and small animals are conscious, but each level of consciousness is different. All humans are conscious; the level of consciousness among humans also differs.
- Debasish Mridha