bacteriology

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy | \ (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \

Definition of bacteriology

1 : a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2 : bacterial life and phenomena

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Other Words from bacteriology

bacteriologic \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ or bacteriological \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ adjective
bacteriologically \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ adverb
bacteriologist \ (ˌ)bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ noun

Examples of bacteriology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But after graduation, one woman was drafted to the WNBA and the other quietly chose microbiology and worked a long career in tuberculosis bacteriology. oregonlive, "Canzano: Sabrina Ionescu and Nike make it official -- look out world, it’s on," 18 Apr. 2020 Is the outbreak an indication that China’s scientists are well behind their Western peers, at least in the areas of virology and bacteriology? Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "What We Don’t Know about the Coronavirus Is What Scares Us," 5 Mar. 2020 He instead enrolled at the University of Maine, which had a bacteriology department. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Stanley Falkow, microbiologist who studied bacteria and the diseases they cause, dies at 84," 12 May 2018 Another one of my idols is Robert Koch, known as the founding father of bacteriology. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Meet 7 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists," 9 Mar. 2018 Two years later, Dr. Gunther earned a master of science degree in agricultural bacteriology. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, "Helge Liane Gunther, 88, researcher and translator of scientific papers," 27 July 2017 Dr. Sladen graduated with bachelor of medicine and bachelor of science degrees from London University in 1946 and later earned a medical degree from London University, where his specialty was bacteriology. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "William J.L. Sladen, Expert on Penguin Libidos, Is Dead at 96," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of bacteriology

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bacteriology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriology. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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bacteriology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bacteriology

: the scientific study of bacteria

bacteriology

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy | \ (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \
plural bacteriologies

Medical Definition of bacteriology

1 : a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2 : bacterial life and phenomena

Other Words from bacteriology

bacteriologic \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ or bacteriological \ -​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ adjective
bacteriologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio) \ adverb

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