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, productive, fr. eu, well, + gonos, seed, offspring]

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eu·gon·ic (')yü-'gän-ik adj growing readily on artificial media used esp. of some strains of the tubercle bacillus compare DYSGONIC

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eu·gon·ic (u-gonґik) [eu- + Gr. gonē seed] growing luxuriantly; said of bacterial cultures, especially of species of Mycobacterium, that produce heavy growth on culture media. Cf. dysgonic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • eugonic — /yooh gon ik/, adj. Bacteriol. thriving on artificial media, as certain bacteria (opposed to dysgonic). [EU + GON(O) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • eugonic — adjective rapid and luxuriant …   Wiktionary

  • eugonic — adj. growing vigorously on artificial media (Bacteriology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eugonic — eu·gon·ic …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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,… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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