Definition of microbiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌbīˈäləjē/


The branch of science that deals with microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • Pasteur's findings helped established a new branch of science - microbiology.
  • This concept has been expanded to include other areas of medicine including microbiology and genetic engineering.
  • In both cases the new science of microbiology, with its emphasis on contact and borders, met the needs of a particular historical moment.



Pronunciation: /-ˌbīəˈläjik/
Example sentences
  • This vision-threatening infection, which is generally managed by ophthalmologists, requires microbiologic assessment (Gram stain and culture) and immediate, aggressive treatment.
  • Because infectious agents can produce symptoms indistinguishable from ulcerative colitis, microbiologic analyses for bacteria, parasites, and amoebas should be performed.
  • Microbiologic cure used a four-point scale to document eradication of the pathogen, microbiologic persistence, indeterminate results, or missing data.


Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌbīəˈläjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Our study demonstrated only a fair degree of microbiological correlation between Gram stain and culture in the analysis of burn wound surface swab specimens.
  • In many instances the presence of infection can be determined by microscopic examination of the stool for evidence of parasites and microbiological culture for bacteria.
  • In this case microbiological method of pathogen identification is completely uninformative.


Pronunciation: /-ˌbīəˈläjik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Acids are important in wine not just because, in moderation, they make it taste refreshing, but also because they prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and can keep it microbiologically stable.
  • At the correct stage of development - at maximum bioavailability - the living biomass is aseptically air-dried, granulated, and tested microbiologically.
  • The resolution of nosocomial pneumonia can be defined clinically or microbiologically, but presumably a clinical nonresponse will the prompt consideration of bronchoscopic evaluation.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

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