a microorganism, especially a pathogenic bacterium.
- mi·crobe·less, adjective
- mi·cro·bi·al, mi·cro·bic, mi·cro·bi·an, adjective
- non·mi·cro·bic, adjective
- un·mi·cro·bi·al, adjective
- un·mi·cro·bic, adjective
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How to use microbe in a sentence
Glover will take biological samples to see whether his diet in space will affect the microbes in his gut and his immune system.SpaceX and NASA officially flew people into space. What’s next? | Charlie Wood | November 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
Soil on Earth is full of microbes and other organic matter that helps plants grow, but Mars dirt is basically crushed rock.Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem | Maria Temming | November 18, 2020 | Science News
The pollution is so extreme that NASA has used the river and the resilient microbes that call it home as a proxy for the conditions for life on Mars.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers | Kevin Berger | November 11, 2020 | Nautilus
The finding adds to growing evidence that gut microbes can play a role in brain diseases.Protecting the brain from infection may start with a gut reaction | Aayushi Pratap | November 11, 2020 | Science News
The new findings, published in Nature Communications today, suggest a new way we could one day use microbes to mine for valuable metals and minerals off Earth.Microbes could be used to extract metals and minerals from space rocks | Neel Patel | November 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
With these microbial systems in the Pilbara, you can see these things in the field and under the microscope.‘Oldest Signs of Life on Earth’ Found in Australia | The Telegraph | November 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Particular scientific interest has been focused on bacterial (and other microbial) diversity in our intestines.
My research forced me to look at human societies from a microbial point of view, and they looked remarkably fragile.
In some cases the serum, thus aided, is enabled to throw off a milk microbial invasion.
Pasteur's discovery of the microbial cause of puerperal fever has in itself enormously reduced the deaths of women in child-birth.The Pros and Cons of Vivisection | Charles Richet
British Dictionary definitions for microbe
any microscopic organism, esp a disease-causing bacterium
- microbial, microbic or rare microbian, adjective
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Scientific definitions for microbe
A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease. See Note at germ.
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