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microbe

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noun mi·crobe \ˈmī-ˌkrōb\

Simple Definition of microbe

  • : an extremely small living thing that can only be seen with a microscope

Full Definition of microbe

mi·cro·bi·al play \mī-ˈkrō-bē-əl\ also mi·cro·bic play \-bik\ adjective

Origin of microbe

International Scientific Vocabulary micr- + Greek bios life — more at quick


First Known Use: 1881


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microbe

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noun mi·crobe \ˈmī-ˌkrōb\

Medical Definition of microbe

  1. :  microorganism, germ—used especially of pathogenic bacteria




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