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Relating to a microbe or to microbes.
Synonym(s): microbic, microbiotic (2)
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Of or involving or caused by or being microbes.
See also: microbe
Synonym(s): microbial.
[Fr., fr. G. micros, small, + bios, life]
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(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
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The test tube, which contained 2.6 mL of a turbid, gray-to-black fluid, was transferred to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, for testing to identify and characterize its microbial flora.
Subjects underwent gynecologic exams; lab tests quantified their vaginal microbial flora. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) was defined as a Gram-stain score of 7 or higher.
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