microbe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French microbe, from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small) and βίος (bíos, life).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪkɹoʊb/
  • (file)

NounEdit

microbe (plural microbes)

  1. (microbiology) Any microorganism, but especially a harmful bacterium.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French microbe, from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small) and βίος (bíos, life).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmiˈkroː.bə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mi‧cro‧be

NounEdit

microbe f (plural microben or microbes, diminutive microbetje n)

  1. (microbiology) microbe

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small) and βίος (bíos, life).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

microbe m (plural microbes)

  1. (microbiology) microbe

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