Vocab Set 12 Microbes

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Microorganism
A microscopic organism
Microbiology
Study of microorganisms
Virus
A nonliving disease causing particle that uses the materials inside cells to reproduce
Bacteria
Microscopic single-celled organisms found in many environments
Parasite
An organism that absorbs nutrients from the body to another organism often harming it in the process
Fungi
Includes multicellular mushrooms and molds and single -celled yeasts
Protist
Single celled organism that is neither an animal cell or plant or fungi
Host cell
A cell that a virus infects and uses to make copies of itself
Infectious disease
Disease that transfers to people
Epidemic
Widespread occuerance of infectious disease
Pandemic
Infectious disease that spread through human population to many regions
Vector
A organism that transmits a disease from one plant or organism to another
Pathogen
A bacteria or virus or microorganism that can cause disease
Antibiotics
A medicine that destroys microorganism
Vaccine
A medicine that prevents a pathogen before it happens