HyperDic: microorganism

English > 1 sense of the word microorganism:
NOUNanimalmicroorganism, micro-organismany organism of microscopic size
microorganism > pronunciation
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > microorganism: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny organism of microscopic size.
Category ofbacteremia, bacteriemia, bacteriaemiatransient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
highly infective(of a microorganism) extremely infective
motile(of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement
nonmotile, immotile(of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
vector, transmitterAny agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
virulence, virulencyextreme / extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Partspilushairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism
Narrowerbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
intestinal floraharmless microorganisms (as Escherichia coli) that inhabit the intestinal tract and are essential for its normal functioning
microbe, bug, germA minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium)
microfloraMicroscopic plants
monad(biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
moneran, moneronorganisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
pathogenAny disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
protist, protistanFree-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes
protoctistAny of the unicellular protists
virus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Spanishmicroorganismo, microorganismos

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