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protozoology

/ˌprəʊtəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of biology concerned with the study of protozoans
Derived Forms
protozoological (ˌprəʊtəʊˌzəʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
protozoologist, noun
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protozoology in Medicine

protozoology pro·to·zo·ol·o·gy (prō'tə-zō-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The biological study of protozoa.

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protozoology in Science
protozoology
  (prō'tə-zō-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of protozoans.
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Encyclopedia Article for protozoology

the study of protozoans. The science had its beginnings in the latter half of the 17th century when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek of the Netherlands first observed protozoans by means of his invention, the microscope.

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