plate rounds

plate rounds

Infectious disease An exercise in which the physician(s) caring for Pts with infections passes through the microbiology lab on a regular basis–'rounds' to visually examine culture plates for growth of bacteria. See Susceptibility testing.
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I am quite of your opinion," replied Nicholas, flaming up, turning his plate round and moving his wineglasses about with as much decision and desperation as though he were at that moment facing some great danger.