Recent Examples of microorganism from the Web
But lichens or microorganisms seemed, if anything, more likely than not.
In the bathroom, for instance, water that comes into contact with a hard surface can create what's called a biofilm, a slimy film of microorganisms.
Recent studies have been made looking at food and the gut microbiome—the trillions of microbes that reside in the GI tract and influence health by helping digest food, making vitamins, and providing protection against disease-causing microorganisms.
And for years the Egyptian authorities worried that these blotches might be microorganisms fueled by humidity and the sweaty bodies of tourists.
Later research has found that soil microorganisms in potted plants also play a part in cleaning indoor air.
The popular frenzy surrounding probiotics is fueled in large part by surging scientific and public interest in the human microbiome: the overlapping ecosystems of bacteria and other microorganisms found throughout the body.
The common name of the fungus Aspergillus oryzae, koji is a microorganism at the heart of many traditional Asian flavors and foods.
That last part is the biggest risk, as inflammation and disruption in the skin barrier leaves your skin vulnerable to infection from microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungus, and leads to sensitivity and irritation.
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Origin and Etymology of microorganism
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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Definition of microorganism for English Language Learners
biology : an extremely small living thing that can only be seen with a microscope
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