Type
Crossword
Description

A thing made from weak or inactive viruses. Vaccine
A type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria. It is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections, Antibiotics
A fungi which grows on your backyard if the wood contains moisture. Mushrooms
Microorganism good for agriculture Fungi
Microorganism which antibiotics is used for. Bacteria
Bacteria found in milk and yoghurt Lactobacillus
An organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Parasites
An organism that decomposes, or breaks down, organic material such as the remains of dead organisms, include bacteria and fungi Decomposers
A genus of bacteria associated with the formation of root nodules on plants. These bacteria live in symbiosis with legumes. They take in nitrogen from the atmosphere and pass it on to the plant, allowing it to grow in soil low in nitrogen. Rhizobium Bacteria
A diverse group of aquatic organisms that have the ability to conduct photosynthesis, it also reproduces very quick. Algae

Microorganism crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

An organism too small to see with the human eye Microorganism
Favorable or advantageous; resulting in good. Beneficial
Causing or likely to cause harm. Harmful
Single-celled organisms without an organized nucleus Bacteria
A sub-microscopic infectious agent that is able to grow or reproduce only within a host cell Virus
A single-celled or multi-celled organism with a simple biological structure Protist
an organism made of many cells that cannot make its own food and cannot move; a member of the kingdom Fungi: Many fungi, like mushrooms, live on dead plant or animal material. Fungus
A microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and are capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide Yeast
To break down into nutrients. decompose
A fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts. ... The network of these tubular branching hyphae, called a mycelium, is considered a single organism. mold
A kind of single-celled organism in kingdom Protista able to move by itself AMOEBA
Individual microscopic organism with no nucleus prokaryotic
Having complex cells in which the genetic material is contained inside a nucleus eukaryotic

Microbiology Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The study of microorganisms microbiology
An organism that cause disease pathogen
A food made with the help of bacteria yoghurt
microorganisms used in the brewing and baking industry yeast
A harmless dose of a disease causing microbe vaccination
A protein produced by white blood cells in response to an antigen Antibody
Resistant to a disease immune
a human disease caused by a fungus Athletes foot
A fungal disease which caused the Great Irish Famine Blight
An organism that lives in or on another living thing Parasite
A chemical which kills bacteria and fungi but not viruses Antibiotic
Organisms which feed on the dead remains of living things decomposers
The use of living things to make a product Biotechnology
A term used to describe things which can only be seen by a microscope Microscopic
Composed of only one cell Unicellular
Microorganisms are found here Everywhere
Free from microorganisms Sterile
A condition needed for the growth of microbes Water
A substance which contains food needed for the growth of microbes Nutrient Agar
How bacteria reproduce Binary Fission

Microbiology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What works best in combating a virus? white blood cells
The type of microorganism used to make yogurt bacteria
Chemicals that are produced by bacteria and fungi, and treat infections caused by bacteria antibiotics
The microorganisms which reproduces inside living cells and eventually kills the cell virus
Athletes foot is an example of a fungus
Bacteria reproduce this way Asexually
An organism which lives on another living organism Parasite
They are known as small organisms Microorganism
An organism which feeds on dead plants and animals Decomposer
Name a fungi which is edible Mushroom

Milady 2016 Chapter 5 Infection Control: Principles & Practices Crossword

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Crossword
Description

One-celled microorganisms having both plant and animal characteristics. Some are harmful and some are harmless Bacteria
Transmission of blood or body fluids through touching (including shaking hands), kissing, coughing, sneezing, and talking. Direct Transmission
Single-cell organisms that grow in irregular masses that include molds, mildews, and yeasts. Fungi
Transmission of blood or body fluids through contact with an intermediate contaminated object, such as a razor, extractor, nipper, or an environmental surface. Indirect Transmission
Invasion of body tissues by disease-causing pathogens. Infection
Nonscientific synonym for disease-producing organisms. Germs
Any organism of microscopic to submicroscopic size. Microorganism
Harmful microorganisms that enter the body and can cause disease. Pathogens
Organisms that grow, feed, and shelter on or in another organism (referred to as the host) while contributing nothing to the survival of that organism. Parasites
Various poisonous substances produced by some microorganisms (bacteria and viruses). Toxins
A submicroscopic particle that infects and resides in cells of biological organisms. Virus
Reaction due to extreme sensitivity to certain foods, chemicals, or other normally harmless substances. Allergy
A disease that is spread from one person to another person. Contagious Disease
The presence, or the reasonably anticipated presence, of blood or other potentially infectious materials on an item's surface or visible debris or residues such as dust, hair, and skin. Contamination
Condition in which the body reacts to injury, irritation, or infection. Inflammation

Foodborne Illness Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Microorganisms that infect a host organism with diseases. Pathogen
A single-celled organism that can be found everyone in the world, even in food. Bacteria
Tiny organisms that can cause severe illnesses in humans, animals, and plants. Molds
When a food or beverage is heated up to a point where it can cause food spoilage or diseases. Pasteurized
To transfer bacteria from one food to another by using un-sanitized hands, or dirty utensils. Cross Contaminate
A term used to describe something that is free of live microorganisms. Sanitized
When something is free of bacteria and visible dirt. Clean
A microorganism known to cause fermentation. Microbe
An organism that lives inside another organism. Virus
A microscopic fungi that lives on plants and animals Parasite

Biogeochemical Cycles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Our atmosphere contains 78% free _________________________. Nitrogen
Animals need nitrogen to produce ______________________. Proteins
What molecule is produced when nitrogen is fixed? Ammonia
Animals get nitrogen into their systems by eating _______________. Plants
Large organic molecule containing nitrogen that contains your genetic information. DNA
Prokaryote responsible for "fixing" nitrogen. Bacteria
_________________________ occurs when fertilizer runoff causes excess algae and water weeds. Eutrophication
Process where water "evaporates" from plants. Transpiration
What "powers" the water cycle? Sun
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Precipitation
The downward entry of water into the soil or rock surface. Infiltration
Process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas. Evaporation
Oats, peas, beans, corn Legumes
Helps plants to grow. Fertilizer
Bacteria that break down organic matter. Decomposers
Process by which water vapor turns into liquid water. Condensation

Infection Control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

too small to be seen by the naked eye microoriganisms
micro-organisms that cause infection pathogen
small single cell organisms bacteria
resistant form of bacteria, remain viable for years endospores
only grow inside animals richettsiae
organisms that contains genetic material viruses
decompose plants and animals to fill the soil with nutrients. fungus
smallest and least understood of all microbes. prions
complex single cell organisms. protozoa
most micro-organisms do not cause infections normalflora
any place where pathogens can thrive or pose a threat, must have moisture, nutrients, and suitable temperature. reservoir
route through which blood, body fluids, excretions, or secretions leave the body. portal of exit
most dircet way to break the cycle is prevention. transmission
host is touched by infected person transmitting pathogens directly. direct contact
object has been in contact with pathogen. fomite
infected arthropod as a host. vector
any medium that transports pathogens. vehicle
occurs with dust that contains spores or by droplet. airborne
when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings droplet
route pathogens gain entry into a host. portal of entry
a pathogen lives inside. susceptible host
a natural resistance. immune system
born with a certian amount of immunity acquired
occurs following an injection of prepared anitbodies passive
2 million hospitalized patients acquire annually nosocomial
reducing the probability of speading infection asepsis
best way to avoid spreading infection handwashing

The Nitrogen Cycle Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Very small organisms that can convert atmospheric nitrogen to chemical compounds. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
A process where Nitrogen is cycled between the atmosphere, bacteria, and other organisms. Nitrogen cycle
They break down wastes, like urine, dung, leaves, and other decaying plants and animals. Decomposer
Bacteria that live inside the swellings of certain roots. Nodules
Water that flows and gathers in rivers and lakes, carrying nitrogen with it. Runoff
A type of weather that helps convert atmospheric nitrogen using heat. Lightning
Organisms of this Kingdom get nitrogen by consuming plants or other organisms. Animal
Makes up 78% of the earths atmosphere. Nitrogen
All organisms need nitrogen to make _______, which are used to build new cells. Proteins
The kind of plants that nodules grow on, like beans, peas, and clover. Legumes

Nitrogen Cycle Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

step to make nitrogen useful to plants nitrogen fixation
What do farmers add to the soil to make it more rich in nitrogen fertilizer
the process by which nitrates are converted to nitrogen gas denitrification
plants use nitrogen to make ___________ protein
the process of ammonium getting changed into nitrates by bacteria nitrification
how plants get nitrogen assimilation
the part of the plant that absorbs nutrients from the soil roots
bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrites and nitrites to nitrates nitrifying bacteria
the process by which the protein in faeces, dead plants or animals is converted to ammonia ammonification
organisms such as bacteria and fungi decomposers

Infection Control Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the absence of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms asepsis
the use of a chemical agent or solution to destroy pathogens chemical disinfection
the presence of an infectious agent on a body surface or clothing, bedding and surgical instruments contaminated
free from bacteria or other living microorganisms sterile
a specified area such as within a tray that is considered to be free of microorganisms sterile field
a medical device that uses temperature and steam to sterilize surgical instruments autoclave
guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for reducing risk of transmission standard precautions
personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks PPE
the process of destroying all microorganisms and their pathogenic products sterilization
the process of destroying all bacteria disinfection
a substance that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms antiseptics
a route in which a pathogen can enter a susceptible host portal of entry
the conveyance of a disease from one person to another person or object transmission
a pathogen that causes a disease such as virus, parasite or bacterium causative agent
an area for a pathogen to live and develop reservoir
acquired or occurring in a hospital nosocomial
requires oxygen to live aerobic
can live and develop without oxygen anaerobic
human immunodeficiency virus HIV
acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS
hepatitis b virus HBV
organisms invisible to the naked eye microorganisms
a bacterium, virus or other microorganism that can cause disease pathogens
a microorganism that cannot cause disease nonpathogens
a disease that can transmitted communicable disease
a route where a pathogen can leave its host portal of exit
infection risk susceptible host