microorganism

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microorganism

[¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A microscopic organism, including bacteria, protozoans, yeast, viruses, and algae.
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PLANKTON is a microscopic organism only slightly less intelligent than some football crowds.
But we discovered e-coli 0157 is surviving by infecting a protozoa, a tiny microscopic organism, which can feed the bacteria nutrients - encouraging it to grow and spread.
Hutchins and his team studied two major groups of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium, which forms large floating colonies big enough to see with the naked eye and makes vast "blooms" in the open ocean, and Crocosphaera, which is also very abundant but is a single-celled, microscopic organism.
Mold, a simple microscopic organism, can be found both indoors and outdoors.
Hyenas came in and smashed our sugar bowl, but it was a tiny microscopic organism that got me from drinking the water.
This growth, in turn, pumps up the metabolism of methane-producing microscopic organisms that live in the soil beneath rice paddies.
Molds are microscopic organisms that are pervasive in any outdoor environment.
Strangely shaped rock formations in the harsh Pilbara region are home to fossils showing microscopic organisms - "stromatolites" - lived in tidal reefs 3,430 million years ago.
I swear by nematodes - microscopic organisms which kill the pests without harming anything else.
9, more than 50 fossils and 26 different specimens of marine life from prehistoric Kansas, including giant turtles and lizards as well as microscopic organisms, are on display, many of them for the first time.
Interest in the microbe stems largely from its membership in a little-known group of microscopic organisms called the archaea.

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