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antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections Achromycin , tetracycline
substance designed to kill microorganisms antibiotic
chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections antibiotic , antibiotic drug
agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease antimicrobial , antimicrobic , disinfectant , germicide
process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms antisepsis , asepsis
microorganisms of rod shape bacillus
transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood bacteremia , bacteriaemia , bacteriemia
layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms bacteria bed
microorganisms, some harmless and some disease-causing bacterium
act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances bioremediation
branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes biotechnology
invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection blood poisoning , septicaemia , septicemia
disease-causing microorganisms, organism that carries carrier , vector
(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar) culture
treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms disinfection
toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die endotoxin
organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells eucaryote , eukaryote
toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium exotoxin
abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury gall
(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms germ theory
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