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mi·crobe

 (mī′krōb′)
n.
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.

microbe

(ˈmaɪkrəʊb)
n
(Microbiology) any microscopic organism, esp a disease-causing bacterium
[C19: from French, from micro- + Greek bios life]
miˈcrobial, miˈcrobic, miˈcrobian adj

mi•crobe

(ˈmaɪ kroʊb)

n.
a microorganism, esp. a disease-causing bacterium.
[1880–85; < French < Greek mīkro- micro- + bíos life]
mi′crobe•less, adj.
mi•cro′bi•al, mi•cro′bic, mi•cro′bi•an, adj.

mi·crobe

(mī′krōb′)
A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease. See Note at germ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microbe - a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)microbe - a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size

microbe

noun microorganism, virus, bug (informal), germ, bacterium, bacillus The microbe that poisoned them had got into dental equipment.
Related words
fear bacilliphobia

microbe

noun
A minute organism usually producing disease:
Translations
مِكروب، جُرْثومَه
mikrob
mikrobe
mikrobo
میکرب‌
mikrob
mikroba
microbio
mikroba
örveira
微生物
mikrobs
mikrob

microbe

[ˈmaɪkrəʊb] Nmicrobio m

microbe

[ˈmaɪkrəʊb] nmicrobe m

microbe

nMikrobe f

microbe

[ˈmaɪkrəʊb] nmicrobio, microbo

microbe

(ˈmaikrəub) noun
a very tiny living thing invisible to the naked eye, especially a germ causing disease.

mi·crobe

n. microbio, microorganismo, organismo diminuto.

microbe

n microbio
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