abacterial

[ ey-bak-teer-ee-uh l ]
/ ˌeɪ bækˈtɪər i əl /

adjective

not caused by or free from the presence of bacteria.

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Origin of abacterial

First recorded in 1930–35; a-6 + bacterial

Words nearby abacterial

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