nonbacterial

adjective
non·​bac·​te·​ri·​al | \ ˌnän-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce nonbacterial (audio) \

Definition of nonbacterial

: not bacterial : not consisting of, resulting from, or caused by bacteria nonbacterial gastroenteritis

Examples of nonbacterial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors learned that the patient featured in the NEJM report had a type of endocarditis called nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What Are Splinter Hemorrhages? Here’s What You Need to Know," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of nonbacterial

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonbacterial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbacterial. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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nonbacterial

adjective
non·​bac·​te·​ri·​al | \ -bak-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce nonbacterial (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonbacterial

: not of, relating to, caused by, or being bacteria nonbacterial pneumonia

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