Bacterium vs Bacterioid - What's the difference?

bacterium | bacterioid |


As a noun bacterium

is (microbiology) a single celled organism with no nucleus.

As an adjective bacterioid is

(rare) resembling a bacterium.

bacterium

English

Noun

(bacteria)
  • (microbiology) A single celled organism with no nucleus.
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    Usage notes

    * In most formal writing, . This is usually considered incorrect.

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Hypernyms

    * prokaryote

    Derived terms

    * eubacterium * archaebacterium / archebacterium

    See also

    * bacillus English nouns with irregular plurals ----

    bacterioid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Resembling a bacterium
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