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Meaning of MICROBE

Pronunciation:  'mIkrowb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
 

MICROBE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: bug, germ
 
 See Also: microorganism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mi"crobe\, Microbion \Mi*cro"bi*on\, n. [NL. microbion,
fr. Gr. ? little + ? life.] (Biol.)
A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria
and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl
cholera.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A living organism too small to be seen with the naked eye; includes bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and microscopic algae; also includes viruses.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A microorganism.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, aerobic organism, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, anaerobic organism, autotrophic organism, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, being, bug, coccus, creature, crumb, disease-producing microorganism, dot, drop, droplet, echovirus, enterovirus, filterable virus, fleck, flyspeck, fungus, genetic individual, germ, gnat, grain, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, heterotrophic organism, individual, iota, jot, living being, living thing, midge, minim, minutia, minutiae, mite, mold, morphological individual, mote, nonfilterable virus, ont, organic being, organism, organization, particle, pathogen, physiological individual, picornavirus, pinhead, pinpoint, point, protozoa, protozoon, reovirus, rhinovirus, rickettsia, scrap, snip, snippet, speck, spirillum, spirochete, spore, staphylococcus, streptococcus, tittle, trypanosome, vanishing point, vibrio, virus, zooid, zoon
 

 

 

 

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