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noun as in germ


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Think about a microorganism gathering to build a larger design.

Gore has discovered rules that allow him to make predictions about simple micro-ecological systems, including the gut microorganisms of laboratory worms and bacterial communities in samples of soil.

As the months progressed and the sun rose higher, the team found that algal growth accelerated, reaching its peak growth rate for the year in April and May, despite the microorganisms still being covered by ice.

There is a reason that biologists call the “biofilm” of microorganisms that cover moist surfaces “bacterial lawns.”

It would be prudent to consider the arms race between humans and microorganisms as a long-term affair, and not to take our apparent success for granted.

And the same thing happens when a Venerian is attacked by an Earthly microorganism.

A microorganism which apparently has a specific relationship to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

The disease is caused by a microorganism and several bacteria have been suspected of being responsible.

Staphylococcus pyogenes aureus—a microorganism producing yellow pus.

Staphylococcus pyogenes citreus—a microorganism producing lemon-colored pus.

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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to microorganism, such as: bacterium, microbe, pathogen, virus, bug, and disease.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.