Definition of bacteriology in English:

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bacteriology

Pronunciation: /bakˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒi/

noun

[mass noun]
The study of bacteria.
Example sentences
  • All sputum samples grew significant numbers of bacteria; quantitative bacteriology revealed an almost 3-fold increase in bacterial count over the period.
  • When the bacteriophage was discovered, this was a turning point for bacteriology, but phages long remained the concern of medical bacteriologists.
  • He was to investigate the pathology, the pesticide levels in the blubber, try to do bacteriology and virology.

Derivatives

bacteriologist

Pronunciation: /baktɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • In short he is a bacteriologist and microbiologist first who happens to have found his way to a specialism in food contamination.
  • By the early twentieth century, colonial authorities had entrenched the regime of immunization proposed by bacteriologists, who stemmed the tide of virulent disease through mandatory inoculations.
  • For decades bacteriologists have known that the organism lives in close association with zooplankton, particularly the minute crustaceans known as copepods.

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