microbial(redirected from microbial digestion)
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Relating to a microbe or to microbes.
[Fr., fr. G. micros, small, + bios, life]
microbe(mī′krōb″) [ micro- + Gr. bios, life]
A unicellular or small multicellular organism including bacteria, protozoa, some algae and fungi, viruses, and some worms, esp. those that are injurious to other organisms.microbialmicrobic (mī-krō′bē-ăl) (mī-krōb′ĭk), adjective
pertaining to or emanating from a microbe.
the breakdown of organic material, especially feedstuffs, by microbial organisms. It is the basis of the functioning of the rumen, the large intestine of the horse, and a significant part of the digestive process in the crop of birds. The function can be seriously damaged by the prolonged or heavy dosing of the animal with antibiotics or sulfonamides.