- 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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The diagnosis should always be confirmed by bacteriologic examination.Health on the Farm
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We have no antitoxin and no bacteriologic means of positive diagnosis.Preventable Diseases
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.
- the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
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Word Origin and History for bacteriologic
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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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