meaning 'life' (abacterium is a life form).' Antibiotics are also known asantibacterials, and they are drugs used to treatinfections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness to humansand animals.
he singular word for bacteria isbacterium.
Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria.
Bacteria can cause infectionssuch asstrep throat,ear infections,urinary tractinfections, andsinusinfections(sinusitis).