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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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With Christian fastidiousness, the Church also ordained that, on Holy Days, no whore should work between 6am and 11am or 1pm and 6pm.
From 'thief', preferentially 'horse thief', prig passed to 'dandy', then, interiorising that fastidiousness, 'prickler' in doctrinal and scholarly matters, finally 'prude' (Sayers 2011).
Clark resided at I Tatti long enough to absorb and enjoy both the breadth and the fastidiousness of its prevailing culture and scholarship but knew that, unlike Berenson the sage, his future in the arts lay in the public arena.
Perhaps she doesn't match Edwin Denby in fastidiousness or Arlene Croce in rapier acuity.
She strikes a perfect balance between the character's fastidiousness and her cheekier side, which led to an annual romantic liaison with an older Scout master in her youth.
Flynn through the selection of his shots and details, including the priest's fastidiousness about cleanliness and the length of his fingernails.
What could have benefited this volume, I feel, would have been less fastidiousness by almost every contributor in rehearsing the definition of liminality with reference to Van Gennep and Turner.
Too fastidious, he would say, though he appreciated fastidiousness in the woman who canned his beans.
Adams' skill and fastidiousness work hand-in-hand with inspiration and chance to create startling pieces that repeatedly invite our gaze.
Sullivan is a splendid close reader, with an intelligent fastidiousness so admirably capable of sustaining an argument that the book is a lively read throughout and wholly recommended.
Elaboration of the individual thematic layers will be gradual depending on the available information quantity and complexity of data for the various themes and on fastidiousness during their preparation into the form of map layers.