[mahy-kroh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/

the branch of dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic organisms.
the branch of biology involving the study of microorganisms

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

microbiology mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy (mī’krō-bī-ŏl’ə-jē)
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.
The scientific study of microorganisms.


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