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microbiology vs. biology

[ mahy-kroh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
  1. the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic organisms.
[ bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
  1. the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior.
  2. the living organisms of a region: the biology of Pennsylvania.
  3. the biological phenomena characteristic of an organism or a group of organisms: She is studying the biology of worms, especially in regard to their reproductive behavior.

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