bacterial

bacterial
Relating to bacteria.

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bac·te·ri·al bak-'tir-ē-əl adj of, relating to, or caused by bacteria <a \bacterial chromosome> <\bacterial infection> <\bacterial endocarditis>
bac·te·ri·al·ly -ə-lē adv

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