Definition of bacteriology in English:

bacteriology

noun

  • [mass noun] The study of bacteria.

    • ‘He traveled to Europe and learned the best science of bacteriology of the time; he published a book on malaria.’
    • ‘He was to investigate the pathology, the pesticide levels in the blubber, try to do bacteriology and virology.’
    • ‘Contrary to the reassuring propaganda about the difficulties of preparing spores and preventing them clumping, he reckoned that anyone who had had some basic training in bacteriology could do it.’
    • ‘Virology, bacteriology and blood testing were mentioned in particular.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the same time, historians with an environmental focus will find precious little on the development of ecology, wildlife biology, forestry, public or occupational health, bacteriology, or other relevant biological disciplines.’
    • ‘The new science of bacteriology developed at both medical schools and research centers such as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (later Rockefeller University) in New York.’
    • ‘All major aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, bacteriology, diagnosis, and antimicrobial treatment were reviewed by this group.’
    • ‘Can one infer, for instance that the nineteenth century discoveries in the fields of organic chemistry, electricity, or bacteriology (to pick a few areas almost at will) were driven by free market capitalism?’
    • ‘Starting around 1880, bacteriology emerged among physicians, engineers, and politicians as the second idea informing their efforts to improve public health and enhance control of booming and turbulent cities.’
    • ‘The new sciences of bacteriology and pharmacology are prominent examples.’
    • ‘At the top end of Britain's food world, which has come to associate organics and therefore ‘naturalness’ with sometimes spurious notions of purity, a professor of bacteriology telling it as it is, may not always be welcome.’
    • ‘As medical science progressed, hospitals became increasingly complex because of newly developed diagnostic sciences and techniques such as bacteriology, pathology, and radiology.’
    • ‘Because bacteriology is the primary emphasis in virtually all microbiology laboratories, mycology is frequently covered as a ‘required afterthought’, by someone with minimal interest or background.’
    • ‘This article briefly examines the pathogenesis and bacteriology of UTIs during pregnancy, as well as patient-oriented outcomes.’
    • ‘Technologically, traditional biological weapons depend on microbiology, especially bacteriology, which uses destructive bacteria, viruses, and toxic living bodies obtained directly from the natural world.’
    • ‘In the introduction, the editors argue that environmental history draws on a number of scientific fields, including ecology, botany, zoology, bacteriology, medicine, geology, physics, and chemistry.’
    • ‘He enjoyed a solid reputation for bringing the modern methods of bacteriology to the department after the city's previous and worst episode of typhoid fever a decade earlier.’
    • ‘By the 1860s it was inspiring the development of cellular pathology and bacteriology.’

Pronunciation:

bacteriology

/bakˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒi/