- 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
1. The application of a knowledge of bacteria for their
detection and identification, as in the examination of
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.