virology

[ vahy-rol-uh-jee, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈrɒl ə dʒi, vɪ- /

noun

the science dealing with the study of viruses and the diseases caused by them.

Nearby words

  1. virogene,
  2. virogenesis,
  3. viroid,
  4. virological,
  5. virologist,
  6. viron,
  7. virosis,
  8. virtanen,
  9. virtu,
  10. virtual

Origin of virology

First recorded in 1930–35; vir(us) + -o- + -logy

Related formsvi·ro·log·i·cal [vahy-ruh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌvaɪ rəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivevi·rol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for virology

virology

/ (vaɪˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study of viruses and the diseases they cause
Derived Formsvirological (ˌvaɪrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivevirologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for virology

virology

n.

1935, from comb. form of virus + -ology. Related: Virological.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for virology

virology

[ vī-rŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of viruses and viral diseases.
Related formsvi′ro•logi•cal (vī′rə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.vi•rolo•gist n.


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Science definitions for virology

virology

[ vī-rŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of viruses and viral diseases.
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