A microbe is a tiny organism that is too small to see with the naked eye. There are thousands of different types of microorganisms, and they are responsible for a lot of the world's problems.

  • The microbe is responsible for the smell of rotting food.

  • The microbe is responsible for causing diseases.

Definition of microbe


a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use


bug, germ

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Example Sentences for microbe

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    They kill the cells around the microbe.

  • 2

    This microbe is making you fat.

  • 3

    It is one of the examples of microbes and plants interaction.

  • 4

    Microbes can generate carbon compounds.

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    Is the virus weakened, or are the microbes containing them

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    The microbe was classified under the order Actinomycetales.

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    The symptoms produced depend on the type of microbe.

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    Microgravity may increase the virulence of specific microbes.

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    Crucially, the manure is very high in microbes also.

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    Of course, the microbes evolve in all kinds of random directions.