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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.
mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
mi′cro·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.microbiologist - a specialist in microbiologymicrobiologist - a specialist in microbiology  
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
virologist - a specialist in virology
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