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noun as in bacteria

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He created his own crowd-funding platform for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which has yet to be launched.

Other methane is exhaled by microscopic organisms directly, as in the human gut.

The conditions for life on early Earth are important for understanding where organisms like us came from.

Other organisms died off in large numbers because oxygen was poisonous to them.

And only in the high seas do we find living organisms that are more than 8,000 years old, such as deep-sea corals.

In suppurations of the urinary tract pus-producing organisms may be found.

"Sleeping sickness" is a late stage when the organisms have invaded the cerebrospinal fluid.

Various organisms have been found in other forms of meningitis—the pneumococcus most frequently.

It is probably caused by two micro-organisms living in symbiosis—one a fusiform bacillus, the other a long spirillum (Fig. 124).

Upon ulcerated surfaces it is often mingled with other spiral micro-organisms, which adds to the difficulty of its detection.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to organisms, such as: bacilli, germs, microbes, and pathogens.

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