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Pronunciation: dis-gon'ik

Definition: A term used to indicate that the growth of a bacterial culture is slow and relatively poor; used especially in reference to the growth of cultures of the bovine tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium bovis).

[dys- + G. gonikos, relating to the seed or offspring]

See Also: eugonic

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