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[mahy-kroh-bahy-ohm] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈbaɪ oʊm/
noun, Microbiology.
the totality of microorganisms and their collective genetic material present in or on the human body or in another environment:
The wide diversity of species that make up the microbiome is hard to fathom.
Origin of microbiome
coined 2001 by Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist; micro(be) + biome Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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