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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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