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fas·tid·i·ous

(fas-tid'ē-ŭs),
In bacteriology, having precise nutritional and environmental requirements.

fastidious

(fă-stĭd′ē-əs, fə-)
adj.
Microbiology Having complex nutritional requirements.

fas·tid′i·ous·ly adv.
fas·tid′i·ous·ness n.

fas·tid·i·ous

(fas-tid'ē-ŭs)
bacteriology Having complex and precise nutritional requirements.

fastidious

In microbiology, concerning an organism that has precise nutritional and environmental requirements for growth and survival.
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UU-2 expresses tetracycline resistance in up to 45% of patients, while resistance to Leptotrichia is largely unknown because of the difficulty in culturing fastidious bacteria in vitro.
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The tattoo parlor owner was a fastidious guy who wipes down the room with disinfectant after every customer.
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