hydrobiology

noun

hy·​dro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌhī-drō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce hydrobiology (audio)
: the biology of bodies or units of water
especially : limnology
hydrobiological adjective
hydrobiologist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though first observed in Turkey in 2007, sea snot appears to have periodically plagued the Mediterranean Sea since the 18th century, Özgür Bayt, a lecturer in hydrobiology at Ondokuz Mayıs University, told BirGün. Washington Post, 26 May 2021 Lake Turkana’s unique semi-saline hydrobiology sustains indigenous fisheries, including some endemic species. Sean Avery, Quartz Africa, 16 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hydrobiology.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydrobiology was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near hydrobiology

Cite this Entry

“Hydrobiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrobiology. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

More from Merriam-Webster on hydrobiology

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ