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abacterial

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adjective abac·te·ri·al \ˌā-(ˌ)bak-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Definition of abacterial

  1. :  not caused by or characterized by the presence of bacteria <abacterial prostatitis>



1888

First Known Use of abacterial

1888


Medical Dictionary

abacterial

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adjective abac·te·ri·al \ˌā-(ˌ)bak-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of abacterial

  1. :  not caused by or characterized by the presence of bacteria <abacterial prostatitis>




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