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microbe

mi·crobe

microbe

 
pronunciation:
maI krob
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part of speech: noun
definition: any microscopic life form, esp. considered as a cause of infection or disease.
synonyms:
bacillus, bacterium, germ, microorganism
similar words:
bug, coccus, pathogen, protozoan, spirochete, virus
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derivation: microbial (adj.)
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  bacteria, life, life cycle
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