protobiology

bac·te·ri·o·pha·gol·o·gy

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-fă-gol'ō-jē),
The study of bacteriophages.
Synonym(s): protobiology

protobiology

(1) A rarely used term for the formal study of minute life forms—e.g., ultraviruses, bacteriophages.
(2) Bacteriophagology; not in common use.

protobiology

(prō″tō-bī-ŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. protos, first, + bios, life, + logos, word, reason]
The study of microorganisms smaller than bacteria, i.e., the viruses.
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