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.

Origin of virology

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

Related forms

vi·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 Forms

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

virology

[ vī-rŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of viruses and viral diseases.

Related forms

vi′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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