Pseu`do*bac*te"ri*a (?), n. pl. [Pseudo- + bacteria.] Biol.
Microscopic organic particles, molecular granules, powdered inorganic substances, etc., which in form, size, and grouping resemble bacteria.
The globules which divide and develop in form of chains are organized beings; when this does not occur, we are dealing with pseudobacteria.
© Webster 1913.