(bk*t`r*s"k*p), 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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