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A minute life form; a microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease. Not in technical use.

[French : Greek mīkro-, micro- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

mi·cro′bi·al (mī-krō′bē-əl), mi·cro′bic (-krō′bĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.microbial - of or involving or caused by or being microbesmicrobial - of or involving or caused by or being microbes; "microbial warfare"


[maɪˈkrəʊbɪəl] ADJmicrobiano


a. microbiano-a, rel. a los microbios.


adj microbiano
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A consistent feed/fodder ensures that the microbial flora in the cow's stomach is not interfered with, but when you feed your cow on different fodder, there would be no consistency.
In our research, a catalase producing thermoduric alkalotolerant bacterial strain was isolated from the hot springs of Tatta Pani, Poonch, Azad Kashmir where microbial flora is less explored.
High throughput sequencing methodology has been widely used in studying microbial flora in ruminants as a means of quickly and efficiently determining the microbial community structure of the rumen [11].
In birds of prey, white storks (Ciconia ciconia), and some waterfowl (Anatidae, Pelecanidae) species, mycoplasmas occur commonly and seem to be apathogenic or commensal and most likely belong to the physiologic microbial flora of the respiratory tract.
This study was conducted on the microbial flora isolated from gills and intestine tissues of commercially important finfish species: saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), Bogue (Boops boops), horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus), red mullet (Mullus barbatus), brushtooth lizardfish (Saurida undosquamis), grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), threadfin bream, (Nemipterus randalli), which were caught from the Iskenderun Bay at 6 different locations (local fishermen's fish market) were evaluated.
Microbial flora on the hands of health care personnel: differences in composition and antibacterial resistance.
So far, scientists have not described a clear-cut case of genes for antimicrobial resistance traveling from wildlife microbial flora back to humans' microbes, but that scenario is "biologically logical," says Barry McMahon of University College Dublin.
The microbial flora of ear canal of canines suffering from otitis has been studied by several workers and results differ widely.
Kasthuri Venkateswaran, principal investigator for Microbial Observatory-1 at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, will discuss tracking and monitoring changes to microbial flora on the space station over time, which could help us understand how such microbes could affect crew health during future long duration missions.
albicans is a fungus present in the majority of people as part of the normal microbial flora.
Effects of successive cropping Rehmannia glutinosa on rhizosphere soil microbial flora and enzyme activities.
2] nano-particles can also be seen in the studies of some researchers on teeth microbial flora and /or dentistry equipments.

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