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dilution

Pronunciation: di-lu'shun

Definition:

  1. The act of being diluted.
  2. A diluted solution or mixture.
  3. In microbiologic techniques, a method for counting the number of viable cells in a suspension; a sample is diluted to the point where an aliquot, when plated, yields a countable number of separate colonies.

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