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bacteriology (n.)

"scientific study of microbes," 1884, from German; see bacteria + -ology. Related: Bacteriological (1886); bacteriologist. Bacteriological warfare is attested from 1924.

updated on October 02, 2022

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Definitions of bacteriology from WordNet

bacteriology (n.)
the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease;
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