dysgonic

A term used to indicate that the growth of a bacterial culture is slow and relatively poor; used especially in reference to the growth of cultures of the bovine tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium bovis) SEE ALSO: eugonic. [dys- + G. gonikos, relating to the seed or offspring]

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dys·gon·ic (')dis-'gän-ik adj growing with difficulty on artificial media used esp. of some strains of the tubercle bacillus compare EUGONIC

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dys·gon·ic (dis-gonґik) [dys- + gon- + -ic] seeding poorly; said of bacterial cultures, especially of species of Mycobacterium, that grow sparsely on culture media. Cf. eugonic.

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  • dysgonic — adj. unable to grow in an artificial environment (Bacteriology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysgonic — dys·gonic …   English syllables

  • dysgonic — dəsˈgänik, (ˈ)dis|g adjective Etymology: dys + gon + ic : growing with difficulty on artificial media used chiefly of certain strains of tubercle bacilli; opposed to eugonic * * * /dis gon ik/, adj. Bacteriol. growing poorly on artificial media,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • eugonic — A term used to indicate that the growth of a bacterial culture is rapid and relatively luxuriant; used especially in reference to the growth of cultures of the human tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). SEE ALSO: dysgonic. [G. eugonos …   Medical dictionary

  • eugonic — (ˈ)yü|gänik adjective Etymology: eu + gon + ic : growing readily on artificial media used especially of tubercle bacteria; opposed to dysgonic * * * /yooh gon ik/, adj. Bacteriol. thriving on artificial media, as certain bacteria (opposed to… …   Useful english dictionary

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