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\ less commonly

microbiologic

play \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

microbiologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

microbiologist

play \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of microbiology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1880

Other Microbiology Terms


MICROBIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

microbiology

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

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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