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

Recent Examples on the Web The workshops teach basic microbiology skills with a focus on pipetting. Kendra MacK, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2023 Shiff, a professor emeritus of microbiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, grew up in the nation formerly known as Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and trained in South Africa. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 2 Jan. 2024 And applicants must already have a very solid background in the sciences, including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology and statistics. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Dec. 2023 The other new Massachusetts study to receive federal funding is led by Dr. Linden Hu, a microbiology professor and director of the Lyme Disease Initiative at Tufts Medical School. Kay Lazar, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 McHardy, who directs microbiology and core laboratory services at Scripps Health, guessed that only about 10 percent of such cases are tested. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 For instance, a microbiology paper might have a figure with multiple panels of photos showing cells that have been treated differently. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 Instead, the measurement was discarded and the microbiology manager would order more cleaning until the contamination testing fell below the alert level. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2023 Exhilarating detections of the first exoplanets in the 1990s, alongside a growing understanding of microbiology and extremophiles, had generated scientific buzz. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microbiology was in 1880

Dictionary Entries Near microbiology

Cite this Entry

“Microbiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbiology. Accessed 5 Mar. 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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