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bacteriology

[bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee] /bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bacterio- + -logy
Related forms
bacteriological
[bak-teer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /bækˌtɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
bacteriologic, adjective
bacteriologically, adverb
bacteriologist, noun
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Examples from the web for bacteriology
  • The need to culture has held bacteriology back since its earliest days.
  • He holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a master's in bacteriology.
  • Marine scientist, professor and a leading authority on algae, marine bacteriology and land plan ecology and taxonomy.
  • Almost for the first time in medicine, bacteriology led directly to dramatic new cures.
British Dictionary definitions for bacteriology

bacteriology

/bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
Derived Forms
bacteriological (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
bacteriologically, adverb
bacteriologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for bacteriology
n.

1884, from German; see bacteria + -ology. Related: Bacteriological (1886). Bacteriological warfare is from 1924.

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bacteriology in Medicine

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 in Science
bacteriology
  (bāk-tîr'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of bacteria, especially bacteria that cause disease.
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