Definition of Microbe

1. Noun. A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.

Exact synonyms: Bug, Germ
Generic synonyms: Micro-organism, Microorganism
Derivative terms: Germy, Microbial



Definition of Microbe

1. n. A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl cholera.

Definition of Microbe

1. Noun. (microbiology) Any microorganism, but specially said of those microorganisms which are harmful types of bacteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microbe

1. a minute life form [n -S] : MICROBIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Microbe

1. A microscopic living organism, such as a bacteria, fungus, protozoa or virus. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microbe

microatolls
microautophagy
microbacillus
microbacteria
microbalance
microbalances
microbank
microbanks
microbar
microbarn
microbarns
microbarograph
microbarographs
microbars
microbat
microbe (current term)
microbead
microbeads
microbeam
microbeams
microbenchmark
microbenchmarks
microbenthos
microbes
microbial
microbial RNase II
microbial collagenase
microbial genetics
microbial herbicides

Literary usage of Microbe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"THE microbe KILLER. OLD SILVER TIP. How things one has read about, heard about and ... The only trouble is, the medicine is more deadly than the microbe. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"In the cultivation of our microbe, products may have been formed the presence of ... Let us prepare; an artifical culture of the microbe, and after having ..."

3. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted by American Medical Association, Arthur Joseph Cramp (1912)
"... microbe KILLER A correspondent asks for information concerning ... microbe Killer," as he has a patient with cancer whose family are strongly urging the ..."

4. Microbes, Ferments and Moulds by Édouard Louis Trouessart (1886)
"THE microbe OF BALDNESS. I by a true microbe, which is, according to the ... The hair must be made transparent by potash, in order to see the microbe. ..."

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