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vi·rol·o·gy / vīˈräləjē/ • n. the branch of science that deals with the study of viruses. DERIVATIVES: vi·ro·log·i·cal / ˌvīrəˈläjikəl/ adj.vi·ro·log·i·cal·ly adv.vi·rol·o·gist / -jist/ n.
virology Study of viruses. The existence of viruses was established (1892) by D. Ivanovski, a Russian botanist, who found that the causative agent of tobacco mosaic disease could pass through a porcelain filter impermeable to bacteria. The introduction of the electron microscope in the 1940s made it possible to view viruses. See also virus
virology (vyr-ol-ŏji) n. the science of viruses. See also microbiology.
VIROLOGY. SeeMicrobiology .