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microbe

mi·crobe

microbe

 
pronunciation:
maI krob
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part of speech: noun
definition: a life form that can only be seen with a microscope. Many microbes are germs that cause disease.
synonyms:
bacterium, germ, microorganism
similar words:
bug, protozoan, virus
derivation: microbial (adj.)
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  bacteria, life, life cycle