Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms, especially their effects on man and other living organisms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The branch of biology studying minute organisms, or microbes, such as the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of micro-organisms; the study of microbes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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Examples

  • Low had a degree in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, but her claim to fame is her work as the flavorist who created Cap'n Crunch.

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  • The returned petition, one of thousands of mailings he sent out, identified her as having a degree in microbiology and living in Boston.

    Think Progress » Fox Thinks Winter Chill Disproves Global Warming; Experts Disagree

  • McClintock, 57, has a bachelor's degree in biology from James Madison University and a master's degree in entomology and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Maryland.

    Calvert professor simulates crime scene with pig cadavers

  • Alex says, The case studies on accidental condom inhalation, the article on the dangers of beards in microbiology labs, and the study of canned cat food evaluation techniques are all must-reads.

    Boing Boing

  • A double major in microbiology and finance with minors in political science and Korean, Ha has taken every opportunity afforded her and created more of her own.

    Academic skills meet the world

  • Then for a number of reasons I got a degree in microbiology and spent about 6 months after college actually working in an infectious disease research lab before ending up in a clinical genetics lab.

    What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

  • I have friends with masters degrees in microbiology (one a Ph.D. dropout) who make good livings in big pharma.

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  • Since I got my degree in microbiology and misspent nearly two decades working in healthcare, it seems clear to me that my writing education occurred in pretty much the only way it can -- by actually writing.

    No Thanks, I'll Stick to Juicy Fruit

  • Dr Bill Ashraf, a senior lecturer in microbiology at Bradford University, says the move will free up time for more small group teaching.

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  • As far as I'm aware one of the leading interests in clinical microbiology is getting rid of or preventing the development of resistant bacteria, not ones that are susceptible anyway.

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