Microorganisms

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to make larger

microscope

tool used to make single celled organisms able to be seen

single-celled

(unicellular) made of one cell

multi-cellular

made of more than one cell

microorganism

single-celled organism

harmful

can hurt you; not helpful

beneficial

helpful

disease

something that affects the way cells perform their functions

bacteria

single-celled organisms that can be beneficial or harmful

virus

non-living organisms that are small; disease producing particles; they are unable to reproduce without a host

protist

group of single-celled organisms; (not plants or animals) that include protozoans, bacteria, certain types of algae, and slime molds

protozoa

single-celled organisms that include the amoeba and paramecium

germs

a microscopic organism that causes disease; certain bacteria and viruses are considered to be germs

microbe

a microorganism that is usually bacteria that causes disease

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