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Pronunciation: yu-gon'ik

Definition: A term used to indicate that the growth of a bacterial culture is rapid and relatively luxuriant; used especially in reference to the growth of cultures of the human tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).

[G. eugonos, productive, fr. eu, well, + gonos, seed, offspring]

See Also: dysgonic

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