aerobiology

[air-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. aerobic,
  2. aerobic dancing,
  3. aerobic respiration,
  4. aerobicize,
  5. aerobics,
  6. aerobiosis,
  7. aerobium,
  8. aerobrake,
  9. aerobraking,
  10. aerocele

Origin of aerobiology

First recorded in 1935–40; aero- + biology

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British Dictionary definitions for aerobiology

aerobiology

noun

the study of airborne organisms, spores, etc
Derived Formsaerobiological (ˌɛərəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdzɪkəl), adjectiveaerobiologically, adverbaerobiologist, noun

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Science definitions for aerobiology

aerobiology

[âr′ō-bī-ŏlə-jē]

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