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noun as in bacteria

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Medical mask material is electrostatically charged, which may repel microbes, in addition to filtering particles.

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.

They’re microbes that thrive in areas with lots of nutrients.

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.

A microbe on the map, a Mid-Atlantic territory of onlys, we-don’t-have-thats and so much poultry.

"We don't see the microbe themselves but we large scale structures that the microbes constructed before they died," he said.

My failure to see a microbe is a statement about the precision of my instrument, not about whether there is a microbe on the leaf.

The final proof was the cure of the patient by an autogenous vaccine made of the offending microbe.

The sheep get scabby from a microbe under the skin, which causes them to itch fearfully, and they lose their wool.

Yet it would be better to begin by doing so, before bringing the preservative microbe on the scene.

Their hands clasped in the brief, tight greeting of the West that is death to the hand-shake microbe.

The same takes place with the spirilla of recurrent typhus and the microbe of erysipelas.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to microbe, such as: bacillus, bacterium, bug, germ, microorganism, and pathogen.

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