- bacteroides capillosus
Origin of bacterium
plural noun, singular bac·te·ri·um [bak-teer-ee-uh m] /bækˈtɪər i əm/.
Origin of bacteria
Examples from the Web for bacterium
Caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the illness is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.Predator Doctors Take Advantage of Patients With ‘Chronic Lyme’ Scam|Russell Saunders|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One type of bacterium is likely very different from its neighbors, and may have equally different effects on the body.
Pertussis, or “whooping cough,” is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?|Russell Saunders|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis causes between 800 and 1,500 cases annually in the U.S., killing many .Princeton Considers Vaccinations for Slow-Moving Meningitis Outbreak|Kent Sepkowitz|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a hardy anaerobe.
Any carbohydrate in the broth is destroyed by the Bacterium coli.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
Sur un agent bactérien pathogène pour les mouches communes: Bacterium delendae-muscae n. sp.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
I have said that there can be no question whatever that Bacterium termo is the pioneer of saprophytes.
The infectious agent is a bacterium first described by the Danish investigators, Bang and Stribolt.Contagious Abortion of Cows|Ward J. MacNeal
Pasteur's researches on the Silkworm disease led him to the discovery of Bacterium anthracis, the cause of splenic fever.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
pl n singular -rium (-rɪəm)
Word Origin for bacteria
c.1848, singular of bacteria (q.v.).
1847, plural of Modern Latin bacterium, from Greek bakterion "small staff," diminutive of baktron "stick, rod," from PIE *bak- "staff used for support." So called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped. Introduced as a scientific word 1838 by German naturalist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876).
n. pl. bac•te•ri•a (-tîr′ē-ə)