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

Synonyms for microorganism in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

(... is a kind of microorganism ) any of the unicellular protists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(microorganism is the domain which ... is member of) (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement

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

"a highly infective organism"

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

(microorganism 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"

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

"the virulence of the plague"

(microorganism is the domain which ... is member of) (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement

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