Definition of virology in English:

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Pronunciation: /vīˈräləjē/


The branch of science that deals with the study of viruses.
Example sentences
  • The Committee is comprised of scientific experts with experience in a variety of disciplines such as animal husbandry, animal behaviour, bacteriology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, parasitology and virology.
  • The system has found wide application in the studies on morphogenesis, virology, pathology, biochemistry, genetics and other fields of biology and medicine.
  • Specifically, it gives the mycologist a good overview of the current status of research in plant virology resp. bacteriology and vice versa.



Pronunciation: /ˌvīrəˈläjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The aim of the present study was to assess whether short-term, high-dose antioxidant treatment might have effects on immunological and virological parameters in patients with HIV infection.
  • As these eagerly awaited dengue vaccines enter clinical trial, I wonder just how well we know our virological enemy or how the viruses will behave when we start to use a vaccine.
  • On 4 April specimens obtained by throat swab were sent for virological studies, but they were negative for respiratory viruses.


Example sentences
  • All patients with genital herpes should have at least one virologically confirmed diagnosis.
  • Fifty nine pupils at the school were reported as having mumps, of which 20 cases were confirmed virologically.
  • It is correct, that for the purposes of the algorithm, we have assumed that all persons with a positive heterophile antibody test had infectious mononucleosis and did not need to be routinely evaluated further virologically.


Pronunciation: /vīˈräləjəst/
Example sentences
  • The medics will include infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, virologists, and nurses who specialise in acute care or communicable disease control.
  • Microbiologists and virologists are just as overworked and stressed as the rest of the medical profession.
  • The discovery of these pig retroviruses was made in London in 1997 by virologist Dr Robin Weiss.

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Syllabification: vi·rol·o·gy

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