[ bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi /
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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Examples from the Web for bacteriology
In the early days of bacteriology supposedly pure cultures were obtained by dilution in liquid media.
The first edition seems to have fulfilled a need for a general text-book on the subject of bacteriology.
Upon those two memorable researches made by a country doctor rests the modern science of bacteriology.
But a quite superficial acquaintance with bacteriology would show the imperfect character of such a protection.
British Dictionary definitions for bacteriology
the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
Derived Formsbacteriological (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebacteriologically, adverbbacteriologist, noun
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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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Medicine definitions for bacteriology
The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.
Related formsbac•te′ri•o•log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.bac•te′ri•ol′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for bacteriology
The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.
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