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1. microorganism

noun. ['ˌmaɪkroʊˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm'] any organism of microscopic size.

Synonyms

  • pathogen
  • microflora
  • bacteria
  • moneran
  • virus
  • germ
  • monad
  • being
  • protistan
  • intestinal flora
  • bacterium
  • moneron
  • organism
  • protoctist
  • pilus
  • micro-organism
  • microbe
  • protist

Antonyms

  • prokaryote
  • stander
  • sitter
  • parasite

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • organism (English)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Microorganism

  • abolitionism
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  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Example sentences of the word microorganism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Yeast is one example of a harmful microorganism that can infest a plant and kill it.

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