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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)

Full Definition of microbiology

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

mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also mi·cro·bi·o·log·ic play \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gist 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 mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gies

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing especially with microscopic forms of life (as bacteria, protozoans, viruses, and fungi)

  2. mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal \ˈmī-krō-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also mi·cro·bi·o·log·ic \-ˈläj-ik\play adjective
    mi·cro·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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