Definition of nanobacterium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnanōbakˈtirēəm/

noun (plural nanobacteria /-ˈti(ə)rēə/)

A microorganism about a tenth the size of the smallest normal bacteria, claimed to have been discovered in living tissue and in rock.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: nan·o·bac·te·ri·um

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