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virology

[vahy-rol-uh-jee, vi-]
noun
  1. 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
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

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the study of viruses and the diseases they cause
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Derived Formsvirological (ˌvaɪrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivevirologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for virology

n.

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

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virology in Medicine

virology

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

virology

[vī-rŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of viruses and viral diseases.
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