microbiology

noun

mi·​cro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce microbiology (audio)
: a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life
microbiological adjective
or less commonly microbiologic
microbiologically adverb
microbiologist noun

Examples of microbiology in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microbiology was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Microbiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbiology. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

microbiology

noun
mi·​cro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce microbiology (audio)
: a branch of biology concerned especially with microscopic forms of life (as bacteria, protozoans, and viruses)
microbiological adjective
also microbiologic
microbiologically adverb

Medical Definition

microbiology

noun
mi·​cro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce microbiology (audio)
plural microbiologies
: a branch of biology dealing especially with microorganisms (as bacteria and protozoans)
microbiological adjective
also microbiologic
microbiological contamination
microbiological research
microbiologically adverb
microbiologically safe water

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