che·​mo·​stat ˈkē-mə-ˌstat How to pronounce chemostat (audio) ˈkem-ə- How to pronounce chemostat (audio)
: a device in which bacteria are kept uniformly suspended in a culture medium that is constantly renewed and maintained chemically unaltered by a continuous flow of new medium through it and which is used especially in quantitative studies of mutation rates

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“Chemostat.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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