Related formsbac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal [bak-teer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /bækˌtɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, bac·te·ri·o·log·ic, adjectivebac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbbac·te·ri·ol·o·gist, noun
- a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.
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Historical Examples of bacteriologic
The diagnosis should always be confirmed by bacteriologic examination.
We have no antitoxin and no bacteriologic means of positive diagnosis.
As the bodies were mummified and unfit for bacteriologic examination they were burned.
He was shown to have plague by bacteriologic examination made at the Bureau of Science.
The methods used in bacteriologic study are based on a few very distinct principles.
British Dictionary definitions for bacteriologic
Derived Formsbacteriological (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebacteriologically, adverbbacteriologist, noun
- the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
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Word Origin and History for bacteriologic
1884, from German; see bacteria + -ology. Related: Bacteriological (1886). Bacteriological warfare is from 1924.
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bacteriologic in Medicine
Related formsbac•te′ri•o•log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.bac•te′ri•ol′o•gist n.
- 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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