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Pronunciation: bēd′ed


  1. Marked by numerous small rounded projections, often arranged in a row like a string of beads.
  2. Applied to a series of noncontinuous bacterial colonies along the line of inoculation in a stab culture.
  3. Denoting stained bacteria in which more deeply stained granules occur at regular intervals in the organism.

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