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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.

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'gan-izm),
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).

microorganism

/mi·cro·or·gan·ism/ (-or´gah-nizm) a microscopic organism; those of medical interest include bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Viruses are often included, but are sometimes excluded because they are not cellular and are unable to replicate without a host cell.

microorganism

[-ôr′gəniz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + organon, instrument
any tiny, usually microscopic entity capable of carrying on living processes. It may be pathogenic. Kinds of microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, protozoan, and viruses.

microorganism

An organism detected by microscopy—e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi and intracellular parasites (protozoans).

microorganism

 A organism detected by microscopy–eg, viruses, bacteria, fungi and intracellular parasites–protozoans; bug

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'găn-izm)
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).

microorganism

or

microbe

any microscopic organism such as a BACTERIUM, FUNGUS, PROTOZOAN, microscopicALGA or member of the ARCHAEA.

Microorganism

An organism (life form) that is too small to be seen with the naked eye.

mi·cro·or·gan·ism

(mī'krō-ōr'găn-izm)
A microscopic organism (plant or animal).

microorganism

a microscopic organism; those of veterinary interest include bacteria, rickettsiae, viruses, fungi and protozoa.
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