Definition of bacterize in English:

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bacterize

Pronunciation: /ˈbaktəˌrīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

verb

[with object]
Treat with bacteria.
Example sentences
  • Cells were grown at 27° or 18°, as indicated, in grass infusion, bacterized with Klebsiella pneumoniae the day before use, and supplemented with 0.4 g/ml ß-sitosterol.
  • We added 1 ml of ion-supplemented bacterized culture medium to each well of a set of screening plates numbered to match those containing the mutant cell clones.
  • There was 14-70% increase in the number of tillers in the bacterized plants compared to the non-bacterized control.

Derivatives

bacterization

Pronunciation: /ˌbaktərəˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Seed bacterization with Bacillus subtilis AF 1 enhances seedling emergence and nodulation in pigeon pea.
  • They test candidate bacterial isolates for control of take-all by seed bacterization at Mt. Vernon, taking advantage of this situation.
  • In particular, if it is a separation selection strain from rhizoplane and root inside, the effect will be increased by making it established to a root at early time, such as bacterization and medium treatment.

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Syllabification: bac·te·rize

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