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Does microorganisms mean the same as germs?

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2009-04-26 02:49:44

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.

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