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Glossary of Glossary words for chapter 8

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aerobes
microorganisms that can only live in the presence of oxygen
agglutination
clumping
anaerobes
micro organisms able to survive without oxygen
cultures
propagation of microorganisms or living tissue cells in special media that are conductive to their growth.
culturette
Self-contained culturing packet system that readily adapts to most office specimens.
cytology
science that deals with the formation, structure and function of cells
feces
Evacuation of bowels (stool)
histology
study of the microscopic structure of tissue
incubation
the period of culture development
inoculate
to inject or transfer a micro organism, serum, or toxic material to body, culture, medium, or slide.
pure culture
Culture of a single form or micro organism uncontaminated by other organisms
smear fixation
Holding or fastening a specimen to a slide.
microorganisms
minute living organisms such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, and fungus
serologic
pertaining to the study of serum component of the blood
streak culture
spreading the bacteria by drawing a wire containing the inoculum across the surface of the medium
microbiology
the study of micro organisms
microbes
small organisms including bacteria, protozoa, algae, fungus, and defined viruses
negative
Culture that fails to reveal the suspected organism
positive
culture that reveals the suspected organsim
smears
bacteria spread on the surface as a microscopic slide or culture medium
viable
capable of living

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