Meaning of “microbe” in the English Dictionary

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"microbe" in British English

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microbenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmaɪ.krəʊb/ us /ˈmaɪ.kroʊb/ specialized

a very small living thing, especially one that causes disease, that can only be seen with a microscope

microbial
adjective /maɪˈkrəʊ.bi.əl/ /-ˈkroʊ-/

microbial biotechnology

(Definition of “microbe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"microbe" in American English

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microbenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑɪ·kroʊb/

biology a very small living thing, esp. one that causes disease, and which is too small to see without a microscope (= device that makes very small objects look larger)

(Definition of “microbe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)