microbe

Part of speech: noun

A microscopic organism; a bacterium.

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Usage examples "microbe":

  1. Then with the Christian Science microbe in the house, there's no telling what may happen to you. - "Jewel A Chapter In Her Life", Clara Louise Burnham.
  2. " Peel," remarked Bowen as he rose and stretched himself, " disinfected or not disinfected, you are safe from the microbe of romance." - "Patricia Brent, Spinster", Herbert Jenkins.
  3. Hurrah, the motor microbe is in his blood, and never, never will he get it out again. - "The Princess Passes", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.