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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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The investigators used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to measure select BV-associated, fastidious bacteria in cervical and endometrial specimens from 607 of 831 women recruited from emergency department and outpatient clinics during 1996-1999 for PEACH.
UU-2 expresses tetracycline resistance in up to 45% of patients, while antimicrobial resistance to Leptotrichia is largely unknown because of the difficulty in culturing fastidious bacteria in vitro.
Being extremely fastidious about the bat he uses, and since it was new, he personally did some knocking with it in preparation for the match.
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Leibowitz said in a speech that sought to dispel any stereotype that physicians might have of the commission as being run by "fastidious bureaucrats" and "surreptitious socialists," determined to keep doctors from charging fair prices for their services.
Which Scottish character actor was described by Ronnie Corbett as having the "voice of a fastidious ghoul"?
The same authorities who failed Peter will no doubt be fastidious in looking after the needs of those who caused his death.
Extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins provide a substrate necessary for many fastidious cells to attach to a surface.
For lull details of Lab M's anaerobe media, which includes the Gold Standard Fastidious Anaerobe Agar and Broth, and Brazier's CCEY Agar for Clostridium difficile isolation:
Stuart medium is used to transport Neisseria gonorrhoeae and other fastidious organisms to the laboratory.
He could just be very fastidious about cleanliness.
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