aero·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌer-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce aerobiology (audio) \

Definition of aerobiology

: the science dealing with the occurrence, transportation, and effects of airborne materials (such as viruses, pollen, or pollutants)

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aerobiological \ ˌer-​ō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce aerobiological (audio) \ adjective

Examples of aerobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Senior science adviser Louise Pitt directs the aerobiology lab at USAMRIID and has worked on Ebola, anthrax, ricin and the Marburg virus in her 30-year career here. Eric Niiler, Wired, "The US Army's Virus Research Lab Gears Up to Fight Covid-19," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of aerobiology

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerobiology

aero- + biology

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The first known use of aerobiology was circa 1937

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“Aerobiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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aero·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌar-ō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌer- How to pronounce aerobiology (audio) \
plural aerobiologies

Medical Definition of aerobiology

: the science dealing with the occurrence, transportation, and effects of airborne materials or microorganisms (as viruses, pollen, or pollutants)

Other Words from aerobiology

aerobiological \ -​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce aerobiological (audio) \ adjective
aerobiological studies
aerobiologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aerobiologically (audio) \ adverb
aerobiologist \ ˌar-​ō-​bī-​ˈäl-​ə-​jist, ˌer-​ How to pronounce aerobiologist (audio) \ noun
Besides keeping tabs on allergenic pollens and spores, aerobiologists can also provide early warning of changing patterns of the world's flora. — Gail Vines, New Scientist, 24 July 1999

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