Recent Examples of microbiology from the Web
His father, also a gastroenterologist, is a research scientist, studying microbiology, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md.
The anthropogenic impact on mine microbiology was also apparent when the team of scientists examined the array of species inhabiting the mine’s rock walls.
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Origin and Etymology of microbiology
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880
MICROBIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of microbiology for English Language Learners
: a science that studies extremely small forms of life (such as bacteria and viruses)
Medical Definition of microbiology
: a branch of biology dealing especially with microorganisms (as bacteria and protozoans)
microbiologically\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb microbiologically safe water
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