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microbiology

[mahy-kroh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic organisms.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; micro- + biology
Related forms
microbiological
[mahy-kroh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
microbiologic, adjective
microbiologically, adverb
microbiologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microbiology

microbiology

/ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of biology involving the study of microorganisms
Derived Forms
microbiological (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), microbiologic, adjective
microbiologically, adverb
microbiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for microbiology
n.

1880, coined in English from micro- + biology. Related: Microbiological.

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microbiology in Medicine

microbiology mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy (mī'krō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.


mi'cro·bi'o·log'ic (-ə-lŏg'ĭk) adj.
mi'cro·bi·ol'o·gist n.
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microbiology in Science
microbiology
  (mī'krō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of microorganisms.
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