Etymology
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microbiology (n.)

"the science of micro-organisms," 1880, coined in English from micro- + biology. Related: Microbiological.

updated on January 10, 2019

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Definitions of microbiology from WordNet

microbiology (n.)
the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.