from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That department of biology which investigates bacteria and other microbes, especially their life-history and agency in disease; the scientific study of bacteria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The branch of microbiology relating to bacteria.

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  • noun biology The scientific study of bacteria, especially in relation to disease and agriculture.

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  • noun the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease


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