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thioglycolate

Pronunciation: thi'o-gli'ko-lat

Definition: A salt or ester of thioglycolic acid; frequently used in bacterial media to reduce their oxygen content so as to create favorable conditions for the growth of anaerobes; the thioglycolate will also inactivate any mercurial that might be carried over with the inoculum.

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