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noun an·ti·bi·o·gram \-ˈbī-ə-ˌgram\

Medical Definition of antibiogram

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