- the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic organisms.
Origin of microbiology
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Examples from the Web for microbiology
Eric Alm, a professor of microbiology at MIT, has an idea: use the sewers.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers
November 29, 2014
Go back to Adam and Eve, or wait for that thing to come out of the ocean, or do the microbiology thing.Keanu Reeves on ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ ‘Bill & Ted’ & ‘Point Break’
September 13, 2013
My book has all these detours into microbiology and the science of flavor because truly amazing things are going on when you cook.It’s the End of the World Unless We All Start Cooking
April 23, 2013
But other scientists counter that basic skills in microbiology and biotechnology can get you a bioweapon.The Coming Bioattack
June 5, 2009
In fact, I am assured that nothing exists which gives anything like so full a study of microbiology.The Organism as a Whole
- the branch of biology involving the study of microorganisms
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Word Origin and History for microbiology
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- The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.
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- The scientific study of microorganisms.
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