Disease germ

See under Germ.
(Biol.) a name applied to certain tiny bacterial organisms or their spores, such as Anthrax bacillus and the Micrococcus of fowl cholera, which have been demonstrated to be the cause of certain diseases; same as germ{4}. See Germ theory (below).

See also: Disease, Germ

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Dr Barker said research at Aston University ten years ago had found that the Legionnaire's Disease germ had the same properties as had now been found in E.
When disease germs enter the body, they start to reproduce.
Cities are full of garbage heaps; they emit foul smell and are the substratum for all types of disease germs to grow; besides rotting garbage, our cities drain out millions of cubic meters of sewage and sullage into our rivers which are the life lines of our nation.
But disease germs lurk in waters exposed to cattle and other animals.
Ultraviolet light kills disease germs on contact ultraviolet light 10,000 times the intensity of sun light kills viruses and bacteria too small to be filtered out by a HEPA filter.
If your children aren't vaccinated and are exposed to disease germs, their little bodies might not be strong enough to fight them.
3 : a person, animal, or plant that carries disease germs without showing symptoms and passes them on to others
I firmly believe that money is not only the root of all evil, but a prime suspect in spreading disease germs of all kind.
They must not be subjected unnecessarily to disease germs and they must be kept in clean, sanitary hutches.
These tears allow disease germs to pass more easily from one partner to the other.

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