Definition of nanobacterium in English:


Line breaks: nano|bac¦ter¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˈnanəʊbakˌtɪərɪəm

noun (plural nanobacteria)

  • A kind of microorganism about a tenth the size of the smallest normal bacteria, claimed to have been discovered in living tissue and in rock.
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    • The contribution of nanobacteria to pathogenic bioaerosols, in the view of the authors, must overwhelm all other types of biological particles in the atmosphere.
    • What matters is if we can figure out the association between nanobacteria and kidney stones and develop some kind of countermeasure.
    • The authors of a study published in the journal call for a ‘major initiative’ to investigate nanobacteria.

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