true bacteria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true bacteria a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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Usage

In literature:

True, they are fatal to bacteria, but at the same time they madden the sufferer as would coals of living fire.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
What is true of the ant is specially true of our bacteria.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The same is true of Schizomycetes, to which all the bacteria, bacillus, spirillum, and vibrio, and a number of other groups belong.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
This was especially true when the luciferase had become turbid and ill-smelling from the growth of bacteria.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
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In news:

Shi explained to CBS News that the mouth is a "true jungle," with over 100 trillion bacteria residing in it.
Among your skin's true warrior clans is Bacillus subtilis, which can kill other bacteria and even foot fungi, also found on belly buttons .
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