microbiology

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noun mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of microbiology

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life

microbiological

play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly

microbiologic

play \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

microbiologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

microbiologist

play \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of microbiology

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MICROBIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

microbiology

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noun

Definition of microbiology for English Language Learners

  • : a science that studies extremely small forms of life (such as bacteria and viruses)


Medical Dictionary

microbiology

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noun mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌmī-krō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of microbiology

plural

microbiologies

  1. :  a branch of biology dealing especially with microorganisms (as bacteria and protozoans)

microbiological

\ˈmī-krō-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also

microbiologic

\-ˈläj-ik\play adjective microbiological contamination microbiological research

microbiologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb microbiologically safe water


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