Bacteriology



a branch of microbiology dealing with the identification, study, and cultivation of bacteria and with their applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and biotechnology.
Historical Examples

It requires not only an understanding of bacteriology, but skilled workmanship and earnest attention to details.
Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements Various

“Congenial environment and bacteriology,” responded his dragoman.
Another Sheaf John Galsworthy

Essentials of bacteriology: being a concise and systematic introduction to the Study of Micro-organisms.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

Music is acquiring a technology as confusing and as extensive as bacteriology.
Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke

Rightly may he be styled The Father of bacteriology, if not of the microscope.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

bacteriology, at the time of the passing of the Act, had hardly made a beginning.
Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget

Modern bacteriology and the possibilities of aseptic surgery were yet to be understood.
The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 William James

A microscope is good and a telescope is good, but it is the microscope that one uses in bacteriology.
Hieroglyphics Arthur Machen

One of them, Dr. Chagas, a Brazilian, is well known in the world of science for his studies in bacteriology and parasitology.
South America To-day Georges Clemenceau

His most fruitful researches have been made in the field of bacteriology and infectious diseases.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, November 1899 Various

noun
the branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
n.

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

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

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