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Definitions and Synonyms of micro-organism | Another word for micro-organism | What is micro-organism?

Definition 1: any organism of microscopic size - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for micro-organism in the sense of this definition

(micro-organism is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) any of the unicellular protists

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) harmless microorganisms (as Escherichia coli) that inhabit the intestinal tract and are essential for its normal functioning

(... is a kind of micro-organism ) (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)

(micro-organism is a part of ...) hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

(micro-organism belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

(micro-organism belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) (of a microorganism) extremely infective

"a highly infective organism"

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

"mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever" "fleas are vectors of the plague" "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)

"the virulence of the plague"

(micro-organism is the domain which ... is member of) (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement

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