microorganism
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌmaɪ.kɹəʊˈɔː.ɡən.ɪ.zəm̩/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌmaɪ.kɹoʊˈɔːɹ.ɡən.ɪ.zəm̩/
Noun

microorganism (plural microorganisms)

  1. (microbiology) An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium.
    The cud is then reswallowed and further digested by specialized microorganisms that live in the rumen.
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