Definition of virology in English:



mass noun
  • The branch of science that deals with the study of viruses.

    • ‘The Committee is comprised of scientific experts with experience in a variety of disciplines such as animal husbandry, animal behaviour, bacteriology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, parasitology and virology.’
    • ‘The system has found wide application in the studies on morphogenesis, virology, pathology, biochemistry, genetics and other fields of biology and medicine.’
    • ‘Specifically, it gives the mycologist a good overview of the current status of research in plant virology resp. bacteriology and vice versa.’
    • ‘The science of virology substantiates that there are mechanisms in a healthy organism that can and do inhibit the invasion of viruses.’
    • ‘The generality of bacterial virology was not noted until much later.’
    • ‘He was to investigate the pathology, the pesticide levels in the blubber, try to do bacteriology and virology.’
    • ‘Rootstocks do not show virus symptoms, and virology in viticulture was not well understood until the 1950s.’
    • ‘But modern technical training in medicine or virology or nuclear physics isn't the same thing as a liberal education; you can have modern technical skills and an un-modern worldview.’
    • ‘The five-year initiative will support the research of outstanding scientists in fields such as genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, virology, and neuroscience.’
    • ‘A handful of virology textbooks currently serve as standard references for animal virus researchers, and some serve as course textbooks for students studying basic virology.’
    • ‘Dr. Wakefield brings to the project a wealth of research abilities in the fields of gastroenterology, virology, and immunology.’
    • ‘She referred to the National Committee on Post-Vaccination Incidents, which is manned by experts in, among other fields, public health, virology and microbiology from universities established by the health ministry.’
    • ‘But many of the new medical advances are in areas such as oncology, ophthalmology, or virology, where treatments vary from patient to patient and don't lend themselves to a cutesy 30-second sales pitch.’
    • ‘The reasons behind such trends range from tighter regulation to the inherently complex nature of modern research in areas such as oncology, neurology, and virology.’
    • ‘‘These are particularly bad mutations,’ says principal investigator Albert de la Chapelle, professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State.’
    • ‘In his now notorious 1998 Lancet paper, Dr Wakefield invited further researches into his MMR-autism hypothesis in the spheres of epidemiology and virology.’
    • ‘Another concerning thing is our dependence on the international community, especially in dealing with virology tests.’
    • ‘The discovery, reported in the journal Molecular Cell, unexpectedly unites half of virology, linking large groups of viruses previously thought to be functionally and evolutionarily distinct.’
    • ‘Modern virology - and indeed the scientific understanding of viruses as distinct from bacteria and other pathogens - developed in the early decades of the twentieth century.’
    • ‘However, recognition of the need for replacement therapy came from endocrinology and that for interferons came from virology.’