1. Noun.  (plural of, bacterium) .
  2. Noun.  (US) A type, species, or strain of bacterium.
  3. Noun.  (US, proscribed) (alternative form of, bacterium) .
  4. Noun.  (pejorative, slang) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
  5. Noun.  (dated, medicine) An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus.

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