abacterial

adjective

abac·​te·​ri·​al ˌā-(ˌ)bak-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce abacterial (audio)
: not caused by or characterized by the presence of bacteria
abacterial prostatitis

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abacterial was in 1888

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“Abacterial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abacterial. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

abacterial

adjective
abac·​te·​ri·​al ˌā-(ˌ)bak-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce abacterial (audio)
: not caused by or characterized by the presence of bacteria
abacterial prostatitis
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