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Meaning of MICROBE

Pronunciation:  'mIkrowb

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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.
 Definition: A microorganism.
Thesaurus Terms
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