micro-organisme

DEFINITIONS OF: micro-organisme

n any organism of microscopic size

Types:
show 8 types...
hide 8 types...
virus
(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
bactérie
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
germe, microbe
a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
agent pathogène
any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
unicellulaire
any of the unicellular protists
bactérie
any rod-shaped bacterium
protozoaire
any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
algue
primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
Type of:
forme de vie, organisme, vie, être
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently