Synonyms for microbes

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mahy-krohb
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmaɪ kroʊb

Définition of microbes

Origin :
  • popular name for a bacterium, 1878, from French microbe, "badly coined ... by Sédillot" [Weekley] in 1878 from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + bios "life" (see bio-). It is an incorrect use of bios; in Greek the word would mean literally "short-lived."
  • noun bacteria
Example sentences :
  • Won't your Professor give you a holiday from—is it microbes you study?
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • The knowledge we gain from you has enabled us to eliminate at least half of our microbes.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • They are microbes rather––microbes which even the physicians can not manage with satisfaction.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Yes, of course, just about as much as a man works through his microbes!
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • If all the germs and microbes have gone with them, the earth can stand the loss.
  • Extract from : « The Master-Knot of Human Fate » by Ellis Meredith
  • We've been able to speed up the life processes of the microbes about ten times.
  • Extract from : « Bolden's Pets » by F. L. Wallace
  • How much fewer the microbes that poison the blood of our poor people!
  • Extract from : « My Friends the Savages » by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • Time and microbes were with me, and all I had to do was wait.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Snark » by Jack London
  • Their air did not contain the bacilli and germs and microbes of disease that fill our own air.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Snark » by Jack London
  • I don't believe in germs and microbes and such silly things!
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by Francis Marion Crawford

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