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  1. the study of the dispersion of airborne biological materials, as pollen, spores, microorganisms, or viruses.

Origin of aerobiology

First recorded in 1935–40; aero- + biology
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobiology


  1. the study of airborne organisms, spores, etc
Derived Formsaerobiological (ˌɛərəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdzɪkəl), adjectiveaerobiologically, adverbaerobiologist, noun
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aerobiology in Science


  1. The scientific study of the sources, dispersion, and effects of airborne biological materials, such as pollen, spores, and microorganisms.
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