aerobiology

noun
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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Other Words from aerobiology

aerobiological \ ˌer-​ō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce aerobiology (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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerobiology. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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aerobiology

noun
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 aerobiology (audio) \ adjective
aerobiological studies
aerobiologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aerobiology (audio) \ adverb
aerobiologist \ ˌar-​ō-​bī-​ˈäl-​ə-​jist, ˌer-​ How to pronounce aerobiology (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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