aerobiology

aerobiology
noun Date: circa 1937 the science dealing with the occurrence, transportation, and effects of airborne materials (as viruses, pollen, or pollutants) • aerobiological adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Aerobiology — (from Greek ἀήρ, aēr , air ; βίος, bios , life ; and λογία, logia ) is a branch of biology that studies organic particles, such as bacteria, fungal spores, very small insects, pollen grains and viruses, which are passively transported by the air… …   Wikipedia

  • aerobiology — [er΄ō bī äl′ə jē] n. the study of microbes, pollutants, etc. that travel through the air aerobiological adj. aerobiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • aerobiology — n. [Gr. aer, air; bios, life; logos, discourse] The study of aerial organisms …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aerobiology — /air oh buy ol euh jee/, n. the study of the dispersion of airborne biological materials, as pollen, spores, microorganisms, or viruses. [1935 40; AERO + BIOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerobiology — noun The study of the dispersion of airborne biological materials, as pollen, spores, microorganisms, or viruses …   Wiktionary

  • aerobiology — The study of atmospheric constituents, living and nonliving, of biological significance, e.g., airborne spores, pathogenic bacteria, allergenic substances, pollutants. * * * aero·bi·ol·o·gy .ar ō bī äl ə jē, .er n, pl gies the science dealing… …   Medical dictionary

  • aerobiology — study of airborne organisms Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • aerobiology — n. branch of biology which studies organisms and particles which are carried in the air (such as bacteria, spores, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aerobiology — noun the study of the aerial transport of microorganisms, spores, seeds, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • aerobiology — aero·bi·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

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