a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.
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
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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.
Bacteriology, at the time of the passing of the Act, had hardly made a beginning.
Very little was said of pathology; and of bacteriology next to nothing.
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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