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Medical Term:

MacConkey agar

Pronunciation: mă-kon′kē

Definition: medium containing peptone, lactose, bile salts, neutral red, and crystal violet, used to identify gram-negative bacilli and characterize them according to their status as lactose fermenters. Fermenters appear as pink colonies whereas nonfermenters are colorless.

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