What does the word microbe mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Herbert Jenkins