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microorganism

 [mi″kro-or´gah-nizm]
a microscopic organism; those of medical interest include bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Viruses are often classified as microorganisms, although they are sometimes excluded because they are not cellular and they are unable to replicate without a host cell.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'gan-izm),
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

microorganism

An organism detected by microscopy—e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi and intracellular parasites (protozoans).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

microorganism

 A organism detected by microscopy–eg, viruses, bacteria, fungi and intracellular parasites–protozoans; bug
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'găn-izm)
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

microorganism

or

microbe

any microscopic organism such as a BACTERIUM, FUNGUS, PROTOZOAN, microscopicALGA or member of the ARCHAEA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Microorganism

An organism (life form) that is too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'găn-izm)
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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There was a contamination rate of 57.3% (63/110), with common commensals accounting for the majority of micro-organisms isolated (79.1%).
30% were positive for micro-organisms. Of these 29, positive cultures were obtained in group I, a percentage of 48.3% and six positive blood cultures in group II, a percentage of 10%.
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If there are beer spoilage micro-organisms detected by any of the control steps, then measures have to be taken depending on the degree of infection already developed.
The study showed that more than 7,000 different microbes were found in the fingers and the screens and about eighty two percent of the micro-organisms found in the fingers of the volunteers were present in the phone as well.
It is a problem facing scientists around the world and Prof Black and his team are taking a different approach by tapping into nature and finding out how micro-organisms found in the soil tackle the problem.
Using the database, scientists can enter data such as a type of micro-organism, with the temperature, acidity and available water within food, and then retrieve data on a pathogen's likely behaviour.
A 425 million-year-old micro-organism found in salt in a remote part of the US is 4,000 times older than the earliest DNA found so far.
Dr Sharif Astori from Federal Government Poly Clinic (FGPC) said when a child gets intestinal infection due to a bacteria or other micro-organism, he or she develops diarrhea.
Antimicrobials, on the other hand, are drugs used in the treatment of diseases caused by any type of micro-organism or used to kill micro-organisms to prevent diseases.