Bactria vs Bacterium - What's the difference?

bactria | bacterium |

As a proper noun bactria

is (greek name for ancient country).

As a noun bacterium is

(microbiology) a single celled organism with no nucleus.


Alternative forms

* Bactriana, B?khtar in Persian, also Bhalika in Indian languages, and Ta-Hia in Chinese.

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • The ancient Greek name of the country between the range of the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya in the Middle East, encompassing parts of northern Afghanistan, eastern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and northern Pakistan.
  • Anagrams





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

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


    * See also


    * prokaryote

    Derived terms

    * eubacterium * archaebacterium / archebacterium

    See also

    * bacillus English nouns with irregular plurals ----