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mi·crobe / ˈmīˌkrōb/ • n. a microorganism, esp. a bacterium causing disease or fermentation.DERIVATIVES: mi·cro·bi·al / mīˈkrōbēəl/ adj.mi·cro·bic / mīˈkrōbik/ adj.ORIGIN: late 19th cent.: from French, from Greek mikros ‘small’ + bios ‘life.’

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microbe minute living being, esp. bacterium. XIX. — F., f. Gr. mikrós MICRO- + bios life (see BIO-).

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microbe (my-krohb) n. see microorganism.

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microbe See MICRO-ORGANISM.

microbe

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microbe See micro-organism.

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microbe See microorganism.