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aerobe

a microorganism that requires oxygen to survive and multiply

anaerobic

a mo that survives and multiplies in the absence of o2

antibacterial

destroys or suppresses the growth of bacteria

antibiotic

destructive of life

antimicrobial

destroys or suppresses mo's

aseptic

free of mo's capable of causing infection or contmination

bacteria

single celled organisms

blood culture

blood test that determines the presence of bacterial organisms

communicable

a disease whose cause is easily transferred from one person to another

endogenous

produced within the body

exogenus

originates outside of the body

host

harbors or nourishes another organism

immune

protected against

incubation

holding cultures of mo's favorable to their growth

infection

pathological growth of mo;s in a host

inoculate

artificial introduction of mo's into the bosy or culture medium

microbe

a minute;living organism

pathogenic

capable of producing disease

salmonella

bacteria caused by gi disorders

sterile

free of living organisms

susceptible

not immune to a particular disease

transmission

spread from one point to another

viable

living

virulence

the capacity of a mo to cause disease

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