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synonyms for microbe

  • bacillus
  • bacterium
  • bug
  • germ
  • microorganism
  • pathogen
  • virus
  • crud
  • plague
See also synonyms for: microbes / microbic
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Medical mask material is electrostatically charged, which may repel microbes, in addition to filtering particles.
MAKING MASKS FIT BETTER CAN REDUCE CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE BY 96 PERCENTTINA HESMAN SAEYFEBRUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
They recently returned to El Salt for new samples, which they scoured for fragments of ancient DNA from the bacteria and other microbes that once lived in the intestines of Neanderthals.
OLDEST DNA FROM POOP CONTAINS A NEANDERTHAL’S MICROBIOMEKIONA N. SMITHFEBRUARY 8, 2021ARS TECHNICA
They’re microbes that thrive in areas with lots of nutrients.
CHOKED BY BACTERIA, SOME STARFISH ARE TURNING TO GOOERIN GARCIA DE JESUSFEBRUARY 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
In the lab, the sea stars began wasting when the researchers added phytoplankton or a common bacterial-growth ingredient to the warm water tubs those microbes and sea stars were living in.
SOME BACTERIA ARE SUFFOCATING SEA STARS, TURNING THE ANIMALS TO GOOERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJANUARY 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
A microbe on the map, a Mid-Atlantic territory of onlys, we-don’t-have-thats and so much poultry.
LOVELY, LITTLE DELAWARE — LONG FAMOUS FOR CORPORATIONS, CHICKENS AND CREDIT CARDS — IS READY FOR ITS BIG MOMENTKAREN HELLERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Astronomers found phosphine on Venus and then lost itAlien microbe hunters have long hungered to dig into the Martian soil and see if anything’s living there, but this year a new planet popped up on their radar—at least for a while.
THE BEST SPACE STORIES OF 2020CHARLIE WOODDECEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
A couple of years ago they worked out the first part of the equation, the mass of all life on Earth—including that of all the fish in the sea, microbes in the soil, trees on land, birds in the air, and much more besides.
ANTHROPOCENE: HUMAN-MADE MATERIALS NOW WEIGH AS MUCH AS ALL LIVING BIOMASS, SAY SCIENTISTSJAN ZALASIEWICZDECEMBER 24, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
On Earth, phosphine is emitted by certain bacteria or industrial processes, leading some astrobiologists to speculate that microbes may be living in Venus’ relatively temperate upper atmosphere.
THESE SCIENCE CLAIMS FROM 2020 COULD BE BIG NEWS IF CONFIRMEDCASSIE MARTINDECEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Waste from homes is piped into a buried tank, where solid material is retained but liquid waste is released into an underground “leach field,” where it is slowly broken down by microbes as it percolates through the earth.
BATTLING AMERICA’S ‘DIRTY SECRET’SARAH KAPLANDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The next step was to find out which microbes were eating the plastic.
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE FLIP-FLOPS BIODEGRADABLEKATHIANN KOWALSKIDECEMBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO MICROBE

  • bacillus
  • disease
  • germ
  • infection
  • microbe
  • virus
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