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English Dictionary: microbe by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    Synonym(s): microbe, bug, germ
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Microbe \Mi"crobe\, d8Microbion \[d8]Mi*cro"bi*on\, n. [NL.
      microbion, fr. Gr. [?] little + [?] life.] (Biol.)
      A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria
      and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl
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