bacteriologic

bacteriology

[bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.

Origin:
1880–85; bacterio- + -logy

bacteriological [bak-teer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , bacteriologic, adjective
bacteriologically, adverb
bacteriologist, noun
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bacteriology (bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
 
bacteriological
 
adj
 
bacterio'logically
 
adv
 
bacteri'ologist
 
n

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bacteriology
1884, from Ger.; see bacteria.
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bacteriology bac·te·ri·ol·o·gy (bāk-tēr'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.


bac·te'ri·o·log'ic (-ə-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
bac·te'ri·ol'o·gist n.
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bacteriology   (bāk-tîr'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.
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