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microbiology

noun mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

: a science that studies extremely small forms of life (such as bacteria and viruses)

Full Definition of MICROBIOLOGY

:  a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life
mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also mi·cro·bi·o·log·ic \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gist \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of MICROBIOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880

Other Microbiology Terms

pathogen, salmonella, tetanus

microbiology

noun mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of MICROBIOLOGY

:  a branch of biology dealing especially with microscopic forms of life (as bacteria, protozoans, viruses, and fungi)
mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal \ˈmī-krō-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also mi·cro·bi·o·log·ic \-ˈläj-ik\ adjective
mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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