Bacterioscopist
Bacterioscopy Bac*te`ri*os"co*py (b[a^]k*t[=e]`r[i^]*[o^]s"k[-o]*p[y^]), n. [Bacterium + -scopy; fr. Gr. bakth`rion, ba`ktron, a staff + skopei^n to view.] (Biol.) 1. The application of a knowledge of bacteria for their detection and identification, as in the examination of polluted water. [1913 Webster]

2. Microscopic examination or investigation of bacteria. -- {Bac*te`ri*o*scop"ic}, a. -- {*scop"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Bac*te`ri*os"co*pist}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Bacterioscopist — Bac*te ri*os co*pist, n. (Biol.) One skilled in bacterioscopic examinations. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacterioscopy — bacterioscopic /bak tear ee euh skop ik/, bacterioscopical, adj. bacterioscopically, adv. bacterioscopist, n. /bak tear ee os keuh pee/, n. the examination of bacteria with a microscope. [BACTERIO + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacterioscopy —   n. examination of bacteria with microscope.    ♦ bacterioscopic, a.    ♦ bacterioscopist,   n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bacterioscopy —  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈäskəpē noun ( es) Etymology: bacteri + scopy : microscopic examination or investigation of bacteria * * * bacterioscopic /bak tear ee euh skop ik/, bacterioscopical, adj. bacterioscopically, adv. bacterioscopist, n. /bak tear ee os… …   Useful english dictionary

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