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protistan (Also protistans) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to protistan

algae

  • noun primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
    alga.

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animal_virus

  • noun an animal pathogen that is a virus

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superbug

  • noun a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
  • noun a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias
    poinsettia strain; Bemisia tabaci.

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legionella

  • noun the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
    Legionella pneumophilia.

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micro-organism

  • noun any organism of microscopic size
    microorganism.

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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rod

  • noun a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  • noun any rod-shaped bacterium

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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probiotic_bacterium

  • noun a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
    probiotic microflora; probiotic; probiotic flora.

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bacteriophage

  • noun a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
    phage.
    • phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria

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arborvirus

  • noun a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
    arbovirus.

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archeobacteria

  • noun considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    archaebacteria; archaebacterium; archaeobacteria.

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phage

  • noun a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
    bacteriophage.
    • phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria

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francisella

  • noun a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
    genus Francisella.

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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penicillin

  • noun any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases

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monad

  • noun (chemistry) an atom having a valence of one
  • noun a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
    monas.

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tumor

  • noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    tumour; neoplasm.

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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acidophile

  • noun an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
    acidophil.

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pus-forming_bacteria

  • noun bacteria that produce pus

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bacterium

  • noun (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
    bacteria.

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protistan

  • noun free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes
    protist.

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brute

  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; wildcat.
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; beast; animal; fauna; creature.

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plant_virus

  • noun a plant pathogen that is a virus consisting of a single strand of RNA

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germ

  • noun anything that provides inspiration for later work
    source; seed.
  • noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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bacteria

  • noun (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
    bacterium.

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archaebacteria

  • noun considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    archaebacterium; archeobacteria; archaeobacteria.

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slow_virus

  • noun a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before symptoms appear
    • kuru is caused by a slow virus

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archaeobacteria

  • noun considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    archaebacteria; archaebacterium; archeobacteria.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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genus_francisella

  • noun a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
    Francisella.

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bacteroid

  • noun a rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)
  • adjective resembling bacteria
    bacteroidal; bacterioid; bacterioidal.

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gonococcus

  • noun the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
    Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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eubacterium

  • noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
    eubacteria; true bacteria.

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protozoon

  • noun any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
    protozoan.

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pathogen

  • noun any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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creature

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; fauna.
  • noun a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
    wight.

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true_bacteria

  • noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
    eubacteria; eubacterium.

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eubacteria

  • noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
    eubacterium; true bacteria.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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moneron

  • noun organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
    moneran.

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arbovirus

  • noun a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
    arborvirus.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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calymmatobacterium

  • noun a genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale
    genus Calymmatobacterium.

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plant_life

  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; flora.

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acidophil

  • noun an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
    acidophile.

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virus

  • noun (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
  • noun a harmful or corrupting agency
    • bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread
    • the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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archaebacterium

  • noun considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    archaebacteria; archeobacteria; archaeobacteria.

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legionella_pneumophilia

  • noun the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
    legionella.

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protozoan

  • noun any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
    protozoon.
  • adjective of or relating to the Protozoa
    protozoic; protozoal.

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microbe

  • noun a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    bug; germ.

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tumor_virus

  • noun a cell-free filtrate held to be a virus responsible for a specific neoplasm

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penicillin-resistant_bacteria

  • noun bacteria that are unaffected by penicillin

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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bug

  • noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • noun a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    glitch.

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pus

  • noun a fluid product of inflammation
    festering; sanies; suppuration; purulence; ichor.
  • noun the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
    Pansa.

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nitrobacterium

  • noun any of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates

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beast

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; animal; fauna; creature.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    savage; wolf; brute; wildcat.

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diplococcus

  • noun Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs

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animate_being

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    brute; beast; animal; fauna; creature.

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probiotic

  • noun a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
    probiotic microflora; probiotic bacterium; probiotic flora.

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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probiotic_microflora

  • noun a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
    probiotic bacterium; probiotic; probiotic flora.

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protist

  • noun free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes
    protistan.

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neisseria_gonorrhoeae

  • noun the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
    gonococcus.

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microflora

  • noun microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora

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micro

  • adjective satellite extremely small in scale or scope or capability

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probiotic_flora

  • noun a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
    probiotic microflora; probiotic bacterium; probiotic.

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vector

  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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moneran

  • noun organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
    moneron.
  • adjective of or relating to the Monera

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hapantotype

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genus_calymmatobacterium

  • noun a genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale
    Calymmatobacterium.

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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alga

  • noun primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
    algae.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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intestinal

  • adjective of or relating to or inside the intestines
    enteric; enteral.
    • intestinal disease

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intestinal_flora

  • noun harmless microorganisms (as Escherichia coli) that inhabit the intestinal tract and are essential for its normal functioning

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