Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A microorganism supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A microörganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a class of extremely small living creatures, existing in the atmosphere, and furnishing the basis on which certain epizoötic, epidemic, and other zymotic diseases are dependent for their existence; a zymotic microbe.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ zyme (Wiktionary)

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