Any of a large group of one-celled organisms that lack a cell nucleus, reproduce by fission or by forming spores, and in some cases cause disease. They are the most abundant lifeforms on Earth, and are found in all living things and in all of the Earth's environments. Bacteria usually live off other organisms. Bacteria make up most of the kingdom of prokaryotes (Monera or Prokaryota), with one group (the archaea) sometimes classified as a separate kingdom.
The source, origin, or beginning of anything
The definition of source is where someone or something came from.
An enthusiasm or obsession:
A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease.
An animal embryo at the stage immediately following the division of the fertilized egg cell, consisting of a ball-shaped layer of cells around a fluid-filled cavity known as a blastocoel.
A disease caused by a virus.
An edible germinated seed.
An organism that lives on or in a different kind of organism (the host) from which it gets some or all of its nourishment. Parasites are harmful to their hosts, although the damage they do ranges widely from minor inconvenience to debilitating or fatal disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives or feeds on the outer surface of the host's body, such as a louse, tick, or leech, is called an ectoparasite . Ectoparasites do not usually cause disease themselves although they are frequently a vector of disease, as in the case of ticks, which can transmit the organisms that cause such diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. &diamf3; A parasite that lives inside the body of its host is called an endoparasite . Endoparasites include organisms such as tapeworms, hookworms, and trypanosomes that live within the host's organs or tissues, as well as organisms such as sporozoans that invade the host's cells.
That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
Any individual animal, plant, bacterium, etc. having various parts or systems that function together as a whole to maintain life and its activities
The nucleus is the center core of an atom that has a positive charge and that contains most of the atom's mass, or the central heart of an organization or group.
The source or cause:
Any microscopic or ultramicroscopic animal, plant, bacterium, virus, etc.
A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
A primary source; an origin; radix.
(Figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
An unborn offspring of a vertebrate animal that is still in the uterus or egg, esp. in its later stages and specif., in humans, from about the eighth week after conception until birth
The egg of a domestic fowl; specif., the liquid contents of a hen's egg, as used in cooking
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