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virology

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

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

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Origin of virology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM virology

vi·ro·log·i·cal [vahy-ruh-loj-i-kuhl], /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 forms of virology

virological (ˌvaɪrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivevirologist, noun
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Medical definitions for virology

virology
[ vī-rŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of viruses and viral diseases.

Other words from virology

vi′ro•logi•cal (vī′rə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.vi•rolo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for virology

virology
[ vī-rŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of viruses and viral diseases.
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