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OTHER WORDS FROM germgermless, adjectivegermlike, adjective
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Some coronavirus experts have suggested that on reinfection the covid-19 germ will stay in the upper airway, causing sniffles, rather than penetrating the lungs to cause pneumonia.Hong Kong researchers say they’ve found the world’s first case of covid-19 reinfection|Antonio Regalado|August 24, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A world of germs is vying to invade your body and make you sick.
Among such immune people, a germ now has a hard time finding a new host.Coronavirus lockdowns may have avoided 531 million infections|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 12, 2020|Science News For Students
Without masks, people sick with the new coronavirus can likely spread the germs even without coughing or sneezing.
Scientists might also use this information to learn how such germs keep their hosts — us — healthy.Check out the communities of bacteria living on your tongue|Erin Garcia de Jesus|April 22, 2020|Science News For Students
And despite years of speculation, nobody has proved Assad has any germ warfare capability at all.Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile|Noah Shachtman, Christopher Dickey|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Those practices did develop out of concerns about germ-sharing about a century ago,” she said.
When asked if the potential for germ-sharing bothered her, she scoffed: “Not at all.”
Eisner, who lives in a city obsessed with health, has noticed that people have gotten quite germ-phobic.
In the meantime, toss out that beef jerky, and bust open that vat of wheat-germ!
There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.Children's Ways|James Sully
A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Mr. William Aird, the germ-proof man, has been giving demonstrations in London.
It is reported that last week a germ snapped at him and broke off two of its teeth.
The boy struck him as talented, but nothing made him suspect the germ of a great composer.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
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The terms germ and microbe have been used to refer to invisible agents of disease since the nineteenth century, when scientists introduced the germ theory of disease, the idea that infections and contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Microbe, a shortening and alteration of microorganism, comes from the Greek prefix mikro-, small, and the word bios, life. Scientists no longer use the terms germ and microbe very much. Today they can usually identify the specific agents of disease, such as individual species of bacteria or viruses. To refer generally to agents of disease, they use the term pathogen, from the Greek pathos, suffering, and the suffix -gen, producer. They use microorganism to refer to any unicellular organism, whether disease-causing or not.