Does microorganisms mean the same as germs?
Yes, and so does "microbes", and microscopic organisms.
Answer Usually the word germ carries a negative connotation
(thus, usually the disease causing Pathogenic microorganisms are
referred to as germs). remember, not all microorganisms are bad. In
fact some are quite good. However, in some scientific circles, all
microorganisms whether good or bad are germs.