Origin of microbe
Examples from the Web for microbial
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|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.
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
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."