В 1878 году придумано слово микроб

The letter sent by Paul Maximilien Emile Littre on February 26, 1878 had a significant impact on scientific terminology. The famous philosopher and author of the French definition dictionary responded to the request of French scientist Sedillot to suggest an appropriate name for microorganisms. Now, we can find word microbe invented by Littre in all glossaries all over the world.