bacteriology

[ bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

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

First recorded in 1880–85; bacterio- + -logy

Related forms

bac·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
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriologic

bacteriology

/ (bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria

Derived Forms

bacteriological (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebacteriologically, adverbbacteriologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for bacteriologic

bacteriology

[ băk-tîr′ē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.

Related forms

bac•te′ri•o•logic (-ə-lŏjĭk) adj.bac•te′ri•olo•gist n.
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Science definitions for bacteriologic

bacteriology

[ băk-tîr′ē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.

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