bacterial

adjective bac·te·ri·al \ bak-ˈtir-ē-əl \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of bacterial

: of, relating to, or caused by bacteria
  • bacterial infection

bacterially

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of bacterial

1869

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BACTERIAL Defined for Kids

bacterial

adjective bac·te·ri·al \ bak-ˈtir-ē-əl \

Definition of bacterial for Students

: relating to or caused by bacteria
  • a bacterial infection

Medical Dictionary

bacterial

adjective bac·te·ri·al \ bak-ˈtir-ē-əl \

medical Definition of bacterial

: of, relating to, or caused by bacteria
  • a bacterial chromosome
  • bacterial infection
  • bacterial endocarditis

bacterially

play \-ə-lē\ adverb


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