log phase

noun
\ ˈlȯg-, ˈläg- How to pronounce log phase (audio) \

Medical Definition of log phase

: the period of growth of a population of cells (as of a microorganism) in a culture medium during which numbers increase exponentially and which is represented by a part of the growth curve that is a straight line segment if the logarithm of numbers is plotted against time

called also logarithmic phase

— compare lag phase

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“Log phase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/log%20phase. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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