• (US) A type, species, or strain of bacterium.
  • (dated, medicine) An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus.
  • plural of bacterium
  • (pejorative, slang) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
  • (US, proscribed) Alternative form of bacterium.

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