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Etymology The word bacteria is the plural of the New Latin bacterium{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which is the latinisation of the Greek βακτήριον{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} (bakterion),<ref>.</ref> the diminutive of βακτηρία (bakteria), meaning "staff, cane",<ref>.</ref> because the first ones to be discovered were rod-shaped.<ref>bacterium, on Oxford Dictionaries.</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Bacteria sections
Intro  Etymology  Origin and early evolution  Morphology  Cellular structure  Metabolism  Growth and reproduction  Genetics  Behavior  Classification and identification  Interactions with other organisms  Significance in technology and industry  History of bacteriology  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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