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microbial

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  • (US) IPA(key): /maɪˈkɹoʊb.i.‌əl/

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microbial (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or caused by microbes or microorganisms.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3: 
      Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.

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