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salmonella Tweet Definition of salmonella Like Definition of salmonella on Facebook
noun (pl2=salmonellae)
  1. Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases
    The mayonnaise left in the sun at the picnic caused everyone there to come down with poisoning.
schizophyte Tweet Definition of schizophyte Like Definition of schizophyte on Facebook
nounschizotype
  1. (dated) the class of primitive plants that reproduce solely by fission
seaweed Tweet Definition of seaweed Like Definition of seaweed on Facebook
noun
  1. any of numerous marine plants and algae, such as a kelp.
sludge Tweet Definition of sludge Like Definition of sludge on Facebook
noun
  1. unpleasant viscous oozy sewage ejection
spirillum Tweet Definition of spirillum Like Definition of spirillum on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various aerobic bacteria of the genus Spirillum, having an elongated spiral form and bearing a tuft of flagella.
  2. Any of various other spiral-shaped microorganisms.
spirochete Tweet Definition of spirochete Like Definition of spirochete on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, spirochaete)
  1. any of several coiled bacteria, of the order Spirochaetales, most of which are pathogenic to both humans and animals
staphylococcus Tweet Definition of staphylococcus Like Definition of staphylococcus on Facebook
noun
  1. A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, causing blisters, septicemia, and other infections
sterile Tweet Definition of sterile Like Definition of sterile on Facebook
adjective
  1. (notcomp) unable to reproduce (or procreate).
  2. unprofitable.
strain Tweet Definition of strain Like Definition of strain on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) treasure, Treasure.
  2. (obsolete) The blood-vessel in the yolk of an egg.
  3. (archaic) race, Race; lineage, pedigree.
  4. A particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc.
They say this year's flu virus is a particularly virulent .
  1. hereditary, Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
There is a of madness in her family.
  1. (rare) A kind or sort (of person etc.).
verb
  1. To exert or struggle (to do something), especially to stretch too far.
Sitting in back, I strained to hear the speaker.
  1. To apply a force or forces to
  2. To tighten the strings of a musical instrument; to uplift one"s voice
  3. To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander
streptomyces Tweet Definition of streptomyces Like Definition of streptomyces on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several bacteria, of the genus Streptomyces, found in soil; several of them produce antibiotics
subculture Tweet Definition of subculture Like Definition of subculture on Facebook
noun
  1. A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features.
    The goth has its own mode of dress, and it has a characteristic musical style.
sulfur bacteria Tweet Definition of sulfur bacteria Like Definition of sulfur bacteria on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, sulfur bacterium)

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