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microbiology

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

Simple Definition of microbiology

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of microbiology

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life

microbiological play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also microbiologic play \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
microbiologically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
microbiologist play \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of microbiology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1880

Other Microbiology Terms


Medical Dictionary

microbiology

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noun mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of microbiology

plural microbiologies

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing especially with microorganisms (as bacteria and protozoans)

microbiological \ˈmī-krō-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also microbiologic \-ˈläj-ik\play adjective <microbiological contamination> <microbiological research>
microbiologically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb <microbiologically safe water>




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