- a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.
Origin of bacteriology
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Examples from the Web for bacteriologist
The bacteriologist's existence became a ceaseless round of toil.
What limits to the frightfulness yet to be discovered by chemist and bacteriologist?The Ethics of Coperation
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Happily the learned and gentle doctor is a bacteriologist superb.The Green Rust
This is the experience of almost every bacteriologist who has had to do with diphtheria.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Bacteriologist, perform your share in elucidating this difficulty.The Corner of Harley Street
- the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
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Word Origin and History for bacteriologist
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- The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.
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- The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.
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