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If a bacterium is trying to infect you, it won't secrete alone, because your immune system will block it. Bacteria will hide until they can all act together and make an impact.
Bonnie Bassler

Meaning of "bacterium" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACTERIUM

bacterium  [bækˈtɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACTERIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bacterium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BACTERIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bacterium

Bacteria

Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, and the deep portions of Earth's crust. Bacteria also live in symbiotic and parasitic relationships with plants and animals. They are also known to have flourished in manned spacecraft. There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water. There are approximately 5×1030 bacteria on Earth, forming a biomass which exceeds that of all plants and animals. Bacteria are vital in recycling nutrients, with many of the stages in nutrient cycles dependent on these organisms, such as the fixation of nitrogen from the atmosphere and putrefaction. In the biological communities surrounding hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, bacteria provide the nutrients needed to sustain life by converting dissolved compounds such as hydrogen sulphide and methane to energy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACTERIUM


acroterium
ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪəm
apodyterium
ˌæpəʊdɪˈtɪərɪəm
apterium
æpˈtɪərɪəm
archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
elaterium
ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm
enterobacterium
ˌɛntərəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
osmeterium
ˌɒzmɪˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
puerperium
pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACTERIUM

bacteriologically
bacteriologist
bacteriology
bacteriolysin
bacteriolysis
bacteriolytic
bacteriophage
bacteriophagic
bacteriophagous
bacteriophagy
bacteriosis
bacteriostases
bacteriostasis
bacteriostat
bacteriostatic
bacteriostatically
bacteriotoxin
bacteriuria
bacterization
bacterize

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACTERIUM

aquarium
atrium
auditorium
barium
clavicytherium
crematorium
deinotherium
delirium
desiderium
dinotherium
emporium
equilibrium
meitnerium
nototherium
planetarium
pomoerium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of bacterium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bacterium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACTERIUM

Find out the translation of bacterium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bacterium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bacterium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

细菌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bacteria
570 millions of speakers

English

bacterium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवाणु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بكتيريا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бактерия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bactéria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রোগজীবাণু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bactérie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bakteria
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bakterium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

細菌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박테리아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bakteri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vi khuẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாக்டீரியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवाणू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bakteri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

batterio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bakteria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бактерія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bacterie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βακτήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bakterie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bakterie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakterien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bacterium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACTERIUM»

The term «bacterium» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.558 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACTERIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bacterium

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2 QUOTES WITH «BACTERIUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bacterium.
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Bonnie Bassler
You can find bacteria everywhere. They're invisible to us. I've never seen a bacterium, except under a microscope. They're so small, we don't see them, but they are everywhere.
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Bonnie Bassler
If a bacterium is trying to infect you, it won't secrete alone, because your immune system will block it. Bacteria will hide until they can all act together and make an impact.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACTERIUM»

Discover the use of bacterium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bacterium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bacterium
Their baby daughter suffocates in their arms.
Nathan Pennington, 2011
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Coxiella burnetii: Recent Advances and New Perspectives in ...
Coxiella burnetii is the etiological agent of Q fever, a zoonotic disease found worldwide.
Rudolf Toman, Robert A. Heinzen, James E. Samuel, 2012
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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity
(continued) Habitat- References/ Taxon Biology Endnotes Uncultured bacterium clone GMx GC185 51586 ben, sgh 72 Uncultured bacterium clone GMx GC185 50386 ben, sgh 72 Uncultured bacterium clone GMx GC234 616E ben, sgh 72 ...
Darryl L. Felder, 2009
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GacA Regulation of Luminescence in the Symbiotic Bacterium ...
The symbiosis of Euprymna scolopes and Vibrio fischeri depends on the ability of the bacterium to colonize the squid and produce light.
Alicia Eve Ballok, 2007
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Characterization of Novel Oxidoreductases from the ...
CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL OXIDOREDUCTASES FROM THE INDUSTRIALLY IMPORTANT BACTERIUM Gluconobacter oxydans 621 H By Paul B. Schweiger A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the ...
Paul B. Schweiger, 2009
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Anoxia: Evidence for Eukaryote Survival and Paleontological ...
Gram-positive bacterium 91% Alat_2-2-M13F AB478667.1 Uncult. Chromatiaceae bacterium 97% Alat_2-5-M13F FJ437772.1 Uncult. bacterium 100% Alat_2-6-M13F EU722352.1 Uncult. bacterium clone 98% Alat_3-2-M13F AB479054.1 ...
Alexander Altenbach, Joan M. Bernhard, Joseph Seckbach, 2011
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Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Hyperthermophilic ...
Transcriptional analysis of biofilm formation processes in the anaerobic, hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima. Appl Environ Microbiol 70: 6098-112. 94. Pysz, M. A., D. E. Ward, K. R. Shockley, C. I. Montero, S. B. Conners, M. R. ...
Clemente Ignacio Montero, 2006
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Optimization and Characterization of the Growth of the ...
CHAPTER 5 OPTIMIZING THE GROWTH OF B.VIRIDIS IN MINIMAL MEDIA AT PH 6.9 AND EXPLORATION OF THE PH OPTIMUM FOR THIS BACTERIUM 5.1 Introduction In order to quantify the ability of bacteria to grow in the presence of a  ...
Darcy Danielle LaClair, 2006
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
... black rot Bacteriostatic agents USE Antibacterial agents Bacterium abortus USE Brucella abortus Bacterium albilineans USE Xanthomonas albilineans Bacterium campestris USE Xanthomonas campestris Bacterium casei USE Lactobacillus ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2003
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Receptor Methylation Controls Single Cell and Group ...
... adaptation process can begin anew (Chervitz & Falke, 1996, Danielson et al, 1994, Falke et al, 1988, Lynch & Koshland, 1991). Not all bacteria adhere to the E. coli adaptation paradigm. Adaptation in the flagellated Gram-positive bacterium ...
Ansley Elizabeth Scott, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACTERIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bacterium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lyme disease bacterium can trick the immune system in mice …
The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal's immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or ... «Outbreak News Today, Jul 15»
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These Two Mutations Turned Not-so-Deadly Bacteria Into the Plague
The bacterium that causes the Black Plague, called Yersinia pestis, has ... The researchers tested different strains of the bacterium in mice to ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
3
In 1950, the U.S. Released a Bioweapon in San Francisco
The bacterium Serratia marcescens lives in soil and water, and is best known for its ability to produce bright red pigment. This flashy trait makes ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
4
Is colitis in infants caused by their own intestinal flora?
For instance, preliminary studies in infants with proctocolitis showed the far more frequent occurrence of the bacterium Klebsiella oxytoca. «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
5
Congressional watchdogs demand names, details of sanctioned …
... Research Center — after the center's accidental release of a bioterror bacterium became publicly known and was the subject of news reports. «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
6
UN: cholera outbreaks can be controlled thanks to vaccines, water …
Cholera, according to WHO, is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio ... «UN News Centre, Jul 15»
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Now that we can edit our genome, where do we go?
It wasn't until about 15 years later that scientists realized the purpose of CRISPRs: They are a key part of the bacterium's immune system. «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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Fire blight infection can destroy susceptible ornamental trees
It is caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora. Common symptoms include blossoms, leaves and shoots that wilt, turn dark brown and look ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea Tested Chemical Weapons On …
Im said that along with anthrax bacterium, as many as 40 other types of chemical weapons are also used and tested on children with mental or ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
10
3 Under-the-Radar Cancer Immunotherapy Developers You Need to …
The Princeton, NJ-based small cap uses an engineered bacterium (Listeria monocytogenes) that stimulates an immune response to specific ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bacterium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bacterium>. Aug 2019 ».
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