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 bacteriology
"Congenial environment and bacteriology," responded his dragoman.
Music is acquiring a technology as confusing and as extensive as bacteriology.
Very little was said of pathology; and of bacteriology next to nothing.
Bacteriology, at the time of the passing of the Act, had hardly made a beginning.
A microscope is good and a telescope is good, but it is the microscope that one uses in bacteriology.
British Dictionary definitions for bacteriology
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 bacteriology
1884, from German; see bacteria + -ology. Related: Bacteriological (1886). Bacteriological warfare is from 1924.
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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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