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Definition of "bacteriology" [bac•te•ri•ol•o•gy]

  • The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bacteriology" in a sentence
  • "These publications are historical sources for a period which witnessed the transition from a humoral to a biochemical tradition, which was based on laboratorial science and document the important breakthroughs in bacteriology, parasitology and the developments of vaccines in a colonial context"
  • "Sherrington stayed with Koch to do research in bacteriology for a year, and in 1887 he was appointed Lecturer in Systematic Physiology at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, and also was elected a Fellow of"
  • "In 1940 he graduated from Harvard Medical School and was appointed as resident physician in bacteriology at The Children's"