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dilution

 [di-loo´shun]
1. reduction of concentration of an active substance by admixture of a neutral agent.
2. a substance that has undergone such a process.
serial dilution a set of dilutions in a mathematical sequence. In microbiological technique, serial dilutions are used to obtain a culture plate that yields a countable number of separate colonies. From this, a calculation of viable cells in the original suspension can be made, as a colony picked for pure culture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·lu·tion

(dī-lū'shŭn),
1. The act of being diluted.
2. A diluted solution or mixture.
3. In microbiologic techniques, a method for counting the number of viable cells in a suspension; a sample is diluted to the point where an aliquot, when plated, yields a countable number of separate colonies.
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di·lu·tion

(di-lū'shŭn)
1. The act of being diluted.
2. A diluted solution or mixture.
3. microbiology A method for counting the number of viable cells in a suspension; a sample is diluted to the point at which an aliquot, when plated, yields a countable number of separate colonies.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012