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To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
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verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
noun Stab culture, see there.
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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