- Of or pertaining to bacillus.
- An example of infection is anthrax.
- Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming aerobic bacteria in the genus Bacillus, some of which cause disease
- (microbiology) (plural of, bacterium)
- (pejorative) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
- the destruction of bacteria by lysis
- (context, microbiology, virology) A virus that specifically infects bacteria.
noun (plural bacteria)
- a single celled organism with no nucleus or organelles
- A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
- Flowers, collectively.
- (uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
- The cherry trees are in bloom.
- A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.
- the bloom of youth
- The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
- Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
- The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
- A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. (Knight.)
- (mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.
- the rose-red cobalt bloom
- A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
- (plural of, blue-green alga)
- Any live yeast used in brewing or yeast obtained as a by-product of brewing, dried and killed, and used as nutritional yeast.
noun (countable and uncountable; plural broths)
- (uncountable) Water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled.
- (countable) A soup made from broth and other ingredients such as vegetables, herbs or diced meat.