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microbe

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪ.krəʊb/  us   /-kroʊb/
a very small living thing, especially one that causes disease, that can only be seen with a microscope
Translations of “microbe”
in Vietnamese vi khuẩn…
in Spanish microbio…
in Thai จุลินทรีย์…
in Malaysian mikrob…
in French microbe…
in German die Mikrobe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 微生物, (尤指致病的)細菌…
in Indonesian mikroba…
in Russian микроб…
in Turkish mikrop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 微生物, (尤指致病的)细菌…
in Polish drobnoustrój…
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