Microbiology is the branch of biology which is concerned with very small living things such as bacteria and their effects on people.

...a professor of microbiology and immunology.

Derived words:
microbiologist plural N-COUNT

...a microbiologist at Liverpool University.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Microbiology — Mi cro*bi*ol o*gy, n. [See {Microbe}; { logy}.] The branch of biology studying minute organisms, or microbes, such as the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. {Mi cro*bi o*log ic*al}, a. {Mi cro*bi*ol o*gist}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • microbiology — (n.) 1880, coined in English from MICRO (Cf. micro ) + BIOLOGY (Cf. biology). Related: Microbiological …   Etymology dictionary

  • microbiology — ► NOUN ▪ the scientific study of micro organisms …   English terms dictionary

  • microbiology — [mī΄krō bī äl′ə jē] n. the branch of biology that deals with microorganisms microbiological [mī΄krō bīə läj′i kəl] adj. microbiologic microbiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Microbiology — An agar plate streaked with microorganisms …   Wikipedia

  • microbiology — microbiological /muy kroh buy euh loj i keuhl/, microbiologic, adj. microbiologically, adv. microbiologist, n. /muy kroh buy ol euh jee/, n. the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic… …   Universalium

  • microbiology — The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses. [Fr. microbiologie] * * * mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy .mī krō bī äl ə jē n, pl gies a branch of biology dealing esp. with microscopic forms of life (as bacteria,… …   Medical dictionary

  • microbiology — mi|cro|bi|ol|o|gy [ ,maıkroubaı alədʒi ] noun uncount the science that deals with very small living things. Someone who studies microbiology is called a microbiologist. ╾ mi|cro|bi|o|log|i|cal [ ,maıkrou,baıə ladʒıkl ] adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • microbiology — n. the science of microorganisms. Microbiology in relation to medicine is concerned mainly with the isolation and identification of the microorganisms that cause disease. Derivatives: microbiological adj. microbiologist n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • microbiology — UK [ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ] / US [ˌmaɪkroʊbaɪˈɑlədʒɪ] noun [uncountable] the science that deals with very small living things. Someone who studies microbiology is called a microbiologist. Derived word: microbiological UK [ˌmaɪkrəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l] /… …   English dictionary

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