aerobiology

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aerobiology

[‚e·rō‚bī′äl·ə·jē]
(biology)
The study of the atmospheric dispersal of airborne fungus spores, pollen grains, and microorganisms; and, more broadly, of airborne propagules of algae and protozoans, minute insects such as aphids, and pollution gases and particles which exert specific biologic effects.
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