bacteriology

noun

bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio)
1
: a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2
: bacterial life and phenomena
bacteriologic adjective
or bacteriological
bacteriologically adverb
bacteriologist noun

Examples of bacteriology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through the ‘60s and ‘70s, Patton led a bacteriology and serology laboratory before going on to write for the New York Courier. Mckinley Franklin, Variety, 31 May 2023 Gillem Robinet earned a doctorate in bacteriology and biology, and another one in immunology, her daughter explained. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 28 Mar. 2023 Ben: My major was bacteriology. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Sep. 2021 People that have experience with epidemiology, virology, veterinary medicine, anything with microbiology, bacteriology, bioinformatics, molecular epidemiology, serological epidemiology, biosafety, biosecurity, environmental science, social science — a large number of disciplines. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 27 Aug. 2021 Planning to enter his father’s profession, Harry studied bacteriology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before changing his mind and transferring to the North Carolina State University College of Design, in Raleigh. Fred A. Bernstein, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2022 Later, we’ll be joined by Betül Kaçar, an assistant professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Quanta Magazine, 1 June 2022 According to Cotton, his surgical bacteriology cured 85% of his patients of psychiatric illness. Richard J. McNally, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Once the initial assessment was finished, Lossie would dissect the bird and send samples to different labs with the ADDL: The histology lab to make microscopic slides, the bacteriology lab, the virology lab and the molecular diagnostic lab. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bacteriology was in 1882

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“Bacteriology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriology. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

bacteriology

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio)
1
: a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2
: bacterial life, facts, and events of scientific interest
bacteriologic adjective
or bacteriological

Medical Definition

bacteriology

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce bacteriology (audio)
plural bacteriologies
1
: a science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture
2
: bacterial life and phenomena
bacteriologic adjective
or bacteriological
bacteriologically adverb

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