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bacteriology

noun bac·te·ri·ol·o·gy \(ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-jē\

: the scientific study of bacteria

Full Definition of BACTERIOLOGY

1
:  a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2
:  bacterial life and phenomena
bac·te·ri·o·log·ic \bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈlä-jik\ or bac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal \-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
bac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
bac·te·ri·ol·o·gist \(ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of BACTERIOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1884

Other Microbiology Terms

pathogen, salmonella, tetanus
Medical Dictionary

bacteriology

noun bac·te·ri·ol·o·gy \(ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\
plural bac·te·ri·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of BACTERIOLOGY

1
:  a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2
:  bacterial life and phenomena
bac·te·ri·o·log·ic \bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik\ or bac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal \-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective
bac·te·ri·o·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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