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bacterium-noun, bacteria-plural
one celled micro organisms (very small organisms – the tiniest weighing 10-12grams, each in effect being a tiny micro miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms) having no chlorophyl, and multiplying by simple division, but they really are only 'simple' when compared to the eukaryotes, as they are more complex with their nucleotides of DNA (prokaryotes). A bacterial chromosome (called a nucleoid) is a single, very long and circular piece of DNA on which lie all of the bacterium's essential genes
    A bacteria is 1/10,000 times the size of a mosquito.

bacteriophage-(T4 cell)
An eater of bacteria; a virus that infects and lyses certain bacteria. The prokaryotics-analogs to viruses; the microscopic agent that destroys bacteria in a living system. Bacteriophages are bits of DNA wrapped in a protein coat. bacteriophagic-adjective
bacteriophagy-noun

bade or bid-verbs; bidden;bidding
transitive senses-beseech, entreat; to issue an order to; tell; to request to come; invite; to give expression to (bade a tearful farewell); offer – to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance; to make a bid of or in (a suit at cards) 
intransitive senses-to make a bid 
synonym-command
bidder-noun

bane-noun
a source of harm or ruin; curse

baneful-adjective
productive of destruction or woe; seriously harmful (a baneful influence) 
banefully-adverb
synonyms-injurious, adverse, damaging, bad

banter-noun
playful conversation
banter, bantered, bantering, banters-verbs
transitive use-to speak to in a playful or teasing way
intransitive use-to exchange mildly teasing remarks
banterer-noun
banteringly-adverb

bargain-noun
an agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out; an agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services (finally reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp); property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement; something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer
intransitive verbs-bargain, bargained, bargaining, bargains
to negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange; to engage in collective bargaining; to arrive at an agreement
transitive verbs-to exchange; trade: bargained my watch for a meal; bargain for or bargain on; to count on; expect (I never bargained for this tearing feeling inside me)
bargainer-noun

baryons-(means heavy)
are a subclass of hadrons and comprise the nucleons (as do protons, neutrons, atomic-nuclei in general, and hyperons), and are heavy subatomic-particles made up of 3 quarks. They weigh as much as a proton. A baryon is a hadron with ½ integral spin. Baryons and mesons make up the hadrons.

battery-noun; plural-batteries
an army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry; an array of similar things intended for use together (took a battery of achievement tests); an emplacement for one or more pieces of artillery; a set of guns or other heavy artillery, on a warship, for example
Electricity – two or more connected cells that produce a direct current by converting chemical energy to electrical energy; a single cell, such as a dry cell, that produces an electric current
Law – the unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one person by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact; the act of beating or pounding 

bazaar also bazar-noun
a fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes; a market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East; a shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold

Bible belt-noun
those sections of the United States, especially in the South and Middle West, where Protestantism is widely practiced
Bible belter-noun

beak-noun
a bird's bill (as the mouth part, or the spout of a pitcher)

bearing-noun
the manner in which one bears or comports oneself

Britain/Great Britain
the island of Great Britain during pre Roman, Roman and early Anglo-Saxon times before the reign of Alfred the Great (871-899); name is derived from Brittania, which the Romans used for the portion of the island that they occupied; acts of union joined England with Wales in 1536, with Scotland in 1707 to create the political entity of Great Britain
compare England, United Kingdom

befitting-adjective
proper or right; suitable

begrudge-transitive verb
to grumble at; to do with ill will or reluctance

behalf.noun
interest, support, or benefit
idioms..in behalf of; for the benefit of; in the interest of; on behalf of; as the agent of; on the part of; by his side

bauble.noun
a small, showy ornament of little value; a trinket; a mock scepter carried by a court jester

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