Definition of bacteriological in US English:



  • 1attributive Relating to bacteriology or bacteria.

    • ‘She added that lab tests have ruled out a bacteriological or viral cause of the explosions, and have further shown the pond water to be normal.’
    • ‘The topics assigned will be chemical, physiological, bacteriological, economy or social, according to the preference and training of the individual students.’
    • ‘The conclusions about the radioactive, chemical and bacteriological situation prompt corresponding countermeasures.’
    • ‘Representatives of the French shellfish industry acknowledged the quality of the Irish bacteriological and biotoxin monitoring system and were reported to have concluded that they were at a high level.’
    • ‘The clinical and bacteriological response of HIV positive TB patients to treatment should be closely monitored.’
    • ‘We compared clinical and bacteriological failures in 63 and 43 trials, respectively.’
    • ‘Judicious use of drugs, supervised individualised treatment, focussed clinical, radiological and bacteriological follow up, use of surgery at the appropriate juncture are key factors in the successful management of these patients.’
    • ‘The bacteriological outcome variable was the eradication of the initial pathogen.’
    • ‘It is known that leprosy patients are different in terms of bacteriological index, immunological status, histology and clinical features.’
    • ‘The review report pointed out that 50% of the water samples that had bacteriological contamination didn't have any faecal coliforms.’
    • ‘This type of test is more expensive than the bacteriological analysis, but it is still not very costly.’
    • ‘Regular surveillance of the rehabilitation colonies for occurrence of cholera cases and bacteriological testing of drinking water supplies may prevent occurrence of such outbreaks.’
    • ‘Thus, for example, as people's understanding of the origins of disease changed due to advances in bacteriological science and public health, people made different choices from among the available technologies.’
    • ‘A nasopharyngeal swab was taken for bacteriological analysis and a 10 day course of antibiotics prescribed.’
    • ‘Making yourself a cheese sandwich next day, you don't notice the bacteriological accompaniment - but you have inadvertently eaten uncooked enterococci.’
    • ‘Throat swabs of healthy school-going children between 5-10 yr of age were examined for pneumococcal carriage, by standard bacteriological techniques.’
    • ‘Although direct smear examination is still the most widely used bacteriological method of diagnosis, cultural methods with selective liquid media are sensitive and rapid.’
    • ‘The presence of both nitrate and bacteriological contamination may indicate poor well location or construction, and possible contamination from surface drainage, feedlots, sewage systems, or some other source.’
    • ‘Treatment strategies included chest physiotherapy and oral or IV antibiotics adjusted to the results of bacteriological studies during acute exacerbations of lung disease.’
    • ‘It was considered suitable for this application because it was readily available, easy to work with, economical, and believed to be an effective bacteriological barrier.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or denoting germ warfare.
      • ‘In one amazing section, he accuses UN forces of using bacteriological warfare in the form of ‘three different kinds of insects.’’
      • ‘But once the real inspectors get in there, whom I would say might be the 82nd Airborne, the 101st Airborne, the Second Marines, they will show people the chemical and bacteriological weapons.’
      • ‘During the Korean War, both Pyongyang and Beijing repeatedly accused the US of employing bacteriological weapons.’
      • ‘At the same time, terrorists have resorted to an ever wider range of particularly barbarous forms of destroying people and property with the use of explosives, toxic chemicals and bacteriological weapons.’
      • ‘As for weapons of mass destruction, bacteriological, biological, chemical, we don't know.’
      • ‘Think, for instance, of planning an air attack on civilians or the use of such prohibited arms as chemical or bacteriological weapons, or the indiscriminate killing of civilians as part of a widespread or systematic attack on civilians.’
      • ‘In July a team of scientists announced they had become the first laboratory in the world to manufacture a licensed vaccine against the bacteriological weapon Anthrax.’
      • ‘That is exactly why there were no nuclear or bacteriological weapons there.’
      • ‘The convention, which went into force in 1975, prohibits the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological and toxic weapons but lacks a mechanism to check suspected violations.’
      • ‘This document also called attention to the ‘terrible predicament’ human beings face as a consequence of development of weapons of mass destruction such as atomic bombs and bacteriological warfare.’
      • ‘The most disturbing, they said, was a dozen or so reports of training on chemical and bacteriological weapons.’
      • ‘Unit 731, an infamous medical team set up by the Japanese army in the suburbs of Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province in 1936, developed bacteriological weapons by conducting experiments on prisoners of war.’
      • ‘It has become clear that only a small number of people, those with both the necessary scientific knowledge and access to government stocks of anthrax developed for bacteriological weapons, could have carried out the attack.’
      • ‘The action takes place in a small town after it is contaminated by a bacteriological weapon, though the real trouble begins when martial law is imposed.’
      • ‘He concludes that they were working on plans to make bacteriological weapons resistant to standard methods of treatment by antibiotics.’
      • ‘Whether contemplating a bacteriological or chemical event or simply trying to live healthfully on 21st century Earth, getting and keeping robust immunity is the best way to improve your chances for survival.’
      • ‘It also refuses to join chemical and bacteriological weapon conventions.’
      • ‘What about the alleged existence of bacteriological weapons?’
      • ‘Melioidosis is listed by the US government as a potential bacteriological weapon.’
      • ‘But if the enemy possesses chemical, radiological, bacteriological, or nuclear weapons, they need succeed only once.’