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microbenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmaɪ.krəʊb/  us   /-kroʊb/ specialized
a very ​smallliving thing, ​especially one that ​causesdisease, that can only be ​seen with a microscope
microbial
adjective /maɪˈkrəʊ.bi.əl/  us /-ˈkroʊ-/
microbial ​biotechnology
(Definition of microbe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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microbenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·kroʊb/
biology a very ​smallliving thing, esp. one that ​causesdisease, and which is too ​small to ​see without a ​microscope (= ​device that makes very ​smallobjectslooklarger)
(Definition of microbe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “microbe”
in Spanish microbio…
in Vietnamese vi khuẩn…
in Malaysian mikrob…
in Thai จุลินทรีย์…
in French microbe…
in German die Mikrobe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 微生物, (尤指致病的)细菌…
in Turkish mikrop…
in Russian микроб…
in Indonesian mikroba…
in Chinese (Traditional) 微生物, (尤指致病的)細菌…
in Polish drobnoustrój…
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