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log phase

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noun \ˈlȯg-, ˈläg-\

Medical Definition of log phase

  1. :  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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