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bacteriology

[ bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi /
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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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Origin of bacteriology

First recorded in 1880–85; bacterio- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM bacteriology

bac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal [bak-teer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /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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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriology

bacteriology
/ (bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria

Derived forms of bacteriology

bacteriological (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebacteriologically, adverbbacteriologist, noun
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Medical definitions for bacteriology

bacteriology
[ băk-tîr′ē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.
The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.

Other words from bacteriology

bac•te′ri•o•logic (-ə-lŏjĭk) adj.bac•te′ri•olo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for bacteriology

bacteriology
[ băk-tîr′ē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.
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