Definition of microbiology in English:

microbiology

Line breaks: micro|biol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)bʌɪˈɒlədʒi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The branch of science that deals with microorganisms.
More 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.

Derivatives

microbiological

Pronunciation: /-bʌɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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  • 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.

microbiologically

Pronunciation: /-bʌɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • 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.

microbiologist

noun
More example sentences
  • Researchers have since found a variety of live bacteria and fungus in dust hitting the Caribbean, defying conventional wisdom among microbiologists that microbes could not survive a five-day trip three miles up in the atmosphere.
  • In the late nineteenth century, microbiologists identified microflora in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy individuals that differed from those found in diseased individuals.
  • The medics will include infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, virologists, and nurses who specialise in acute care or communicable disease control.

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