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bacterial infection

bacterial infection in Culture

bacterial infection definition


An infection caused by bacteria. The growth of many disease-causing bacteria can be halted by the use of antibiotics. (Compare viral infection.)

Note: Diseases caused by bacterial infections include diphtheria, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever.
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