Origin of microbe
Examples from the Web for microbe
"We don't see the microbe themselves but we large scale structures that the microbes constructed before they died," he said.‘Oldest Signs of Life on Earth’ Found in Australia|The Telegraph|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.How Not to Cherry-Pick the Results of the Oregon Study (Ultrawonkish)|Megan McArdle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All that was needed to arm them with their fatal power was the arrival of some person infected with the microbe.My African Journey|Winston Churchill
During recent years it has been discovered that the symptoms of phthisis and scrofula are due to a microbe, the tubercle bacillus.Darwinism and Race Progress|John Berry Haycraft
If she has, I know it was you who put the microbe in her head.Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis
We are trying here, as experimenters are trying elsewhere, to give immunity to animals against the microbe.
When we discover a microbe of that nature, we will be ready to act.
Word Origin for microbe
popular name for a bacterium, 1878, from French microbe, "badly coined ... by Sédillot" [Weekley] in 1878 from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + bios "life" (see bio-). It is an incorrect use of bios; in Greek the word would mean literally "short-lived."