microbiology(redirected from Industrial microbiology)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms.
mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), mi′cro·bi′o·log′ic adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Biology) the branch of biology involving the study of microorganisms
microbiological, ˌmicroˌbioˈlogic adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
mi•cro•bi•ol•o•gy(ˌmaɪ kroʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)
the branch of biology dealing with microscopic organisms.
mi`cro•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) mi`cro•bi`o•log′ic, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
The scientific study of the structure and function of microorganisms.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the branch of biology that studies microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and pathogenic protozoa. — microbiologist, n.See also: Bacteria
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans|
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
colony - (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
prion - (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid; thought to be the agent responsible for scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system
virino - (microbiology) a hypothetical infectious particle thought to be the cause of scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; consists of nucleic acid in a protective coat of host cell proteins
exacting, fastidious - having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
unfastidious - not exacting in nutritional requirements
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
microbiology[ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ] N → microbiología f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
microbiology[ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒi] n → microbiologie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
microbiology[ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ] n → microbiologia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. microbiología, ciencia que estudia los microorganismos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
microbiologyn microbiología, estudio de los microbios
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.