antibiogram

noun
an·​ti·​bi·​o·​gram | \ -ˈbī-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce antibiogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of antibiogram

: a collection of data usually in the form of a table summarizing the percent of individual bacterial pathogens susceptible to different antimicrobial agents

Note: An antibiogram is generated after bacteria are isolated (as from a patient's tissues or body fluids) and subjected to laboratory testing.

Local hospitals offer more directed help to their physicians by creating antibiograms, or tables that chart the resistance patterns within a specific facility.— Avani Patel, The Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press, 16 May 1999

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“Antibiogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antibiogram. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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