Medical Dictionary


adj fas·tid·i·ous \fa-ˈstid-ē-əs, fə-\

Medical Definition of FASTIDIOUS

:  having complex nutritional requirements <fastidious microorganisms>—used of bacteria that grow only in specially fortified artificial culture media


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