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Definition: 'Isolation'

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isolation

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī′sō-lā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. In microbiology, separation of an organism from others, usually by making serial cultures.
2. Separation for the period of communicability of infected people or animals from others, so as to prevent or limit the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent from those who are infected to those who are susceptible.



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