polymicrobial

polymicrobial

 [pol″e-mi-kro´be-al] (polymicrobic [pol″e-mi-kro´bik]) marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial

/poly·mi·cro·bi·al/ (-mi-kro´be-al) marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial

[-mīkrō′bē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, mikros, small, bios, life
pertaining to a number of species of microbes.

polymicrobial

adjective Referring to many different spp of 'bugs' in a specimen which, in lab lingo, refers to a menagerie of bacteria

pol·y·mi·cro·bi·al

(polē-mī-krōbē-ăl)
Denotes disease state involving multiple species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial, polymicrobic

marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.
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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a polymicrobial syndrome characterized by an imbalance of resident bacteria flora in the vagina.
The antibacterial capacity was determined using the polymicrobial biofilms model, which can generate reproducible plaque-like biofilms that occur in vivo.
CSOM is caused by a polymicrobial infection including gram-negative species, dominated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus mirabilis, in addition to gram-positive bacteria such as enterococci and staphylococci (3).
In addition to this, polymicrobial aetiology and multidrug resistance strains narrow down the choice of antibiotics used to treat the condition adding complexity to the entire issue.
Diabetic foot infections are mostly Polymicrobial,7,8 consisting of both Gram positive and Gram negative aerobic bacteria such as S.
The microbiota of PUs is usually polymicrobial and complex and can be colonized with Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) multidrug-resistant and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Pyomyoma associated with polymicrobial bacteremia and fatal septic shock: case report and review of the literature.
It is indicated that TLR4-normal but not TLR4-deficient mice exhibit an impaired neutrophil migration during lethal polymicrobial infection.
However, this approach is not readily applied to polymicrobial specimens, where the presence of multiple templates results in superimposed Sanger electropherograms that are generally uninterpretable (5).
Polymicrobial pattern of aerobic vaginitis Type of Bacteria Number Total N.
Actinomyces can participate in polymicrobial infections involving Bacteroides, Actinobacillus, and Streptococcus.
Botryomycosis is a rare pyogenic disease with polymicrobial etiology; Staphylococcus aureus is the most commonest one.