- 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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"Congenial environment and bacteriology," responded his dragoman.Another Sheaf
Music is acquiring a technology as confusing and as extensive as bacteriology.Great Pianists on Piano Playing
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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.Hieroglyphics
- the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
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Word Origin and History for bacteriology
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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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