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

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 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 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, 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, 5 Mar. 2020 He instead enrolled at the University of Maine, which had a bacteriology department. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 12 May 2018 Another one of my idols is Robert Koch, known as the founding father of bacteriology. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, 9 Mar. 2018 Two years later, Dr. Gunther earned a master of science degree in agricultural bacteriology. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, 27 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bacteriology

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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