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

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“Antibiogram.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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