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22 terms

terms unit #1 micro

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pathogenic
ability to cause to disease
aseptic
w/o microbes
immunocompromised
weakened immune system
resolution
degree of sharpness as measured by the # of dots per linear inch
Iris Diaphragm
enhances detail of specimen
immersion
to plunge into or place under liquid
occular
eyepiece
nm
nanometer
um
micrometer
ubiquity
presence everywhere or in many places. esp. simultaneously
cynobacteria
blue-green pigmented organism
eukaryotic vs. prokaryotic
nucleus vs. no nucleus
multicellular
having several nuclei
protozoan
part of Kingdom Protista, single celled eukaryotic organism
Helminthes
parasitic worms
Domain
broadest level of classification
Kingdom
2nd level of classification, each Domain divided into Kingdoms
colony
cluster of cells appearing on a solid medium, each arising from the multiplication of a single cell
morph-
form
filamentous
composed or containing filaments
undulating
to move with a sinuous or wavy motion
agar
a polysaccharide found in seaweed and commonly used to prepare sold culture media