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Microorganisms and bacteria

ameba

another spelling of amoeba

amoeba

noun

a microorganism (=very small living thing) found in wet places that consists of a single cell

bacillus

noun

a type of bacteria with a long straight shape, some of which cause diseases

bacteria

noun

microorganisms (=very small living things) that consist of a single cell. Some types of bacteria cause diseases and others cause things to decay.

coronavirus

noun

one of a group of viruses that cause some forms of the common cold and SARS

decomposer

noun

a living thing, especially a bacterium or fungus that causes something to decay by a slow natural process

E. coli

noun

a type of bacteria in the intestines in the stomach that can make you very sick if it infects something that you eat or drink

germ

noun

a form of bacteria that spreads disease among people or animals

hydra

noun

a very small water creature with a body shaped like a tube and a number of tentacles (=long thin parts) around its mouth

listeria

noun

a kind of bacteria that makes you sick if you eat it in food

microbe

noun

a microorganism

microorganism

noun

a very small living thing that you can see only with a microscope. Some microorganisms cause disease.

mold

noun

a green, blue, or white substance that grows on food that is not kept fresh or on things that are not kept clean and dry

MRSA

noun

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a type of bacteria that antibiotics cannot kill and can make people very sick. It is often found in hospitals and is sometimes called a superbug.

probiotics

noun

microorganisms (=very small living things) that are believed to make you more healthy if you eat them

protozoan

noun

a very small living thing made up of only one cell

retrovirus

noun

a virus of the group that includes the aids virus

rhinovirus

noun

one of a group of viruses that cause some forms of the common cold

salmonella

noun

a type of bacteria sometimes found in food

streptococcus

noun

a type of bacteria that often causes diseases, especially throat infections

superbug

noun

a very powerful type of bacteria that normal drugs cannot kill

unicellular

adjective

a unicellular living thing consists of one cell only. Amoebas are unicellular.

virus

noun

a simple living thing that is smaller than bacteria and that can enter your body and make you sick. If your body can protect itself against a particular virus, then you are immune to it. A vaccine is a medicine that makes you immune to a particular virus

amoebic

adjective

bacterial

adjective

microbial

adjective

probiotic

adjective

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