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.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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