- a microorganism, especially a pathogenic bacterium.
Origin of microbe
Related Words for microbicprecise, insignificant, tiny, infinitesimal, microscopic, minuscule, minimal, little, wee, minim, diminutive, miniature, fine, peewee, atomic, exact, exiguous, invisible, molecular, piddling
Examples from the Web for microbic
Historical Examples of microbic
I've seen cases of it, and not necessarily in microbic diseases either.The Man from Archangel
A. Conan Doyle
(c) But besides violent death and microbic (or parasitic) death, there is natural death.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
These results are far from constituting evidence in favor of the microbic origin of scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Renal disturbance is often the result of the excretion of microbic poisons.
Also, remembering the microbic origin of the disease, gargling and nasal syringing should be repeated at intervals.
- any microscopic organism, esp a disease-causing bacterium
Word Origin for microbe
- A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease; a minute life form. No longer in technical use.
- A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease. See Note at germ.