Microbiology & Parasitology Definition of Terms Quiz

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Which science deals with the study of microorganisms?

Microbiology

Which discipline deals with parasites?

Parasitology

What is the medical term for a disease-causing organism?

Pathogen

What is the layman's term for disease-causing organisms?

Germs

Which kingdom of organisms includes animals?

Animalia

Which branch of microbiology deals with viruses?

Virology

What is the scientific term for bacteria?

Bacillus

Which branch of microbiology specifically deals with the study of viruses?

Virology

What is the term for microscopic forms of life, such as bacteria and protozoa?

Microbes

What type of cell do fungi have?

Eucaryote

What is the medical term for a disease-causing organism?

Pathogen

Which type of cell do fungi have?

Eukaryotic

Which kingdom of organisms includes both plants and algae?

Plantae

What is the term for organisms that take abode (dependent) with other organisms?

Parasites

Which branch of microbiology specifically deals with the study of parasites?

Parasitology

What is the name for the layman’s term used to describe disease-causing organisms?

Germs

Which kingdom of organisms includes bacteria and archaebacteria?

Monera

Which branch of microbiology specifically deals with the study of bacteria?

Bacteriology

Study Notes

Microbiology and Microorganisms

  • Microbiology is the science that deals with the study of microorganisms.

Parasitology

  • Parasitology is the discipline that deals with parasites.

Disease-Causing Organisms

  • The medical term for a disease-causing organism is a pathogen.
  • The layman's term for disease-causing organisms is germs.

Kingdoms of Organisms

  • The kingdom of organisms that includes animals is Animalia.
  • The kingdom of organisms that includes both plants and algae is Plantae.
  • The kingdom of organisms that includes bacteria and archaebacteria is Monera.

Virology

  • Virology is the branch of microbiology that deals with the study of viruses.

Bacteriology

  • The scientific term for bacteria is bacteria.
  • Bacteriology is the branch of microbiology that deals with the study of bacteria.

Fungi

  • Fungi have eukaryotic cells.

Microscopic Forms of Life

  • The term for microscopic forms of life, such as bacteria and protozoa, is microorganisms.

Symbiotic Relationships

  • The term for organisms that take abode (dependent) with other organisms is symbionts.

Study of Parasites

  • Parasitology is the branch of microbiology that specifically deals with the study of parasites.

Test your knowledge of key terms and concepts in microbiology and parasitology with this quiz. Learn about microbes, germs, pathogens, and different branches of microbiology such as bacteriology, protozoology, mycology, and virology.

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