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Bauer-Kirby test

Pronunciation: bow'er kir'be

Definition: a standardized test for microbiologic susceptibility performed by transferring a standardized pure culture of the organism of interest onto a sensitivity plate (Petri dish with Mueller-Hinton agar) and observing growth in the presence of discs containing antibiotics.

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