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{adj: bacterial} relating to or caused by bacteria
"bacterial infection"

{adj: catenulate, chainlike} having a chainlike form
"catenulate bacterial cell colonies"

{adj: putrefactive, putrefacient} causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

{n: Agrobacterium, genus Agrobacterium} small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems

{n: Calymmatobacterium, genus Calymmatobacterium} a genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale

{n: Meibomian gland, tarsal gland} a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids
"bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"

{n: Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome} syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis; marked by sudden high fever and skin discoloration and petechiae with hemorrhage into the adrenal glands and cardiovascular collapse

{n: amoxicillin, Amoxil, Larotid, Polymox, Trimox, Augmentin} an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections

{n: anatoxin, toxoid} a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin
"diphtheria toxoid"

{n: animal toxin, zootoxin} a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals

{n: bacterial toxin} any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells

{n: bacteriostat} a chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth

{n: botulin, botulinus toxin, botulismotoxin} potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon

{n: brucellosis, undulant fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, Rock fever, Mediterranean fever} infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache

{n: chlortetracycline, Aureomycin} a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases

{n: ciprofloxacin, Cipro} an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints

{n: clostridium, clostridia} spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore

{n: coccobacillus} a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus

{n: crown gall} a bacterial disease of plants (especially pome and stone fruits and grapes and roses) which forms excrescences on the stem near the ground

{n: decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction} (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

{n: demeclocycline hydrochloride, Declomycin} tetracycline antibacterial (trade name Declomycin) effective in the treatment of some bacterial and rickettsial and other infections

{n: dental plaque, bacterial plaque} a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries

{n: epsilon toxin, Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin} a bacterial toxin produced by clostridium perfringens; causes intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea that begins 8-22 hours after consumption of foods containing large numbers of these bacteria

{n: equine distemper, strangles} an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes

{n: focal infection} bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere

{n: glanders} a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans

{n: granville wilt} a bacterial wilt of tobacco plants

{n: humoral immune response} an immune response (chiefly against bacterial invasion) that is mediated by B cells

{n: indication} (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
<-> contraindication

{n: meningitis} infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea

{n: minocycline, Minocin} tetracycline antibiotic (trade name Minocin) used to treat a variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections

{n: nitrofuran} derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth

{n: osteomyelitis} an inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)

{n: oxytetracycline, hydroxytetracycline, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, Terramycin} a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete; used to treat various bacterial and rickettsial infections

{n: plant toxin, phytotoxin} any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin

{n: posthitis} inflammation of the foreskin of the penis; usually caused by bacterial infection

{n: pullorum disease, bacillary white diarrhea, bacillary white diarrhoea} a serious bacterial disease of young chickens

{n: pyelonephritis} inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection

{n: subacute bacterial endocarditis} a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly

{n: tetanus, lockjaw} an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

{n: toxemia, toxaemia} blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood

{n: transposon, jumping gene} a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)

{n: vancomycin, Vancocin} an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections

{v: transform} change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

{v: vegetate} propagate asexually
"The bacterial growth vegetated along"

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