The branch of microbiology concerning bacteria
- the branch of medical science that studies bacteria pertaining to condition
- The technology relating to micro-organisms.
The science and research of bacteria and their particular reference to medicine also to other areas such agriculture (age.g., farm animals) and industry. Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms which can stay as separate organisms or, dependently, as parasites. On the list of better-known micro-organisms tend to be strep, staph, and also the representatives of tuberculosis and leprosy.
1884, from German; see germs + -ology. Related: Bacteriological (1886). Bacteriological warfare is from 1924.
(n.) The technology associated with micro-organisms.
A branch of bacteriology which offers numerous problems of importance is that which deals with the organisms so common in milk, butter and cheese.