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Pleomorphic

Definition

adjective

Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting pleomorphism; polymorphous.


Supplement

For instance, pleomorphic adenoma is characterized by its pleomorphic or variable appearance under a light microscope.


Word origin: Greek pleíōn (more) + morph (form) + -ic.
Related forms: pleomorphism (noun).

Compare: polymorphic.


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HELP ME TO IDENTIFY BACTERIA

... -ve, motility -ve. tsi: A/A, no H2S and gas. 2) Blood agar: greyish, minute, pin-point, non haemolytic. gram stain: gram negative coccus and rod. (pleomorphic) catalase (after a while +ve), oxidase +ve, indole -ve, urease -ve, motility -ve. tsi: A/A, no H2S and gas. 3) blood agar:grey, mucoid, ...

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by vivian87
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:38 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP ME TO IDENTIFY BACTERIA
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Unknown identification

... to ID. You will not get to work with pathogens such as Haemophilus or Aeromonas and you will be unlikely to be given any bacteria that are pleomorphic either (to avoid any confusion). The idea of the course is to learn the basics in the lab environment, not in the clinical field. Your ideas ...

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by Cat
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Unknown identification
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Unknown identification

Coccobacilli = very short bacilli. Actually Haemophilus is pleomorphic (it can be observed as a range of different sizes from coccobacilli to longer, filamentous forms). My example is relevant to a regular micro lab. My course is designed to train people ...

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by Sepals
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:55 pm
 
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Topic: Unknown identification
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The Fiber Disease

A further description: "The organism causing Tyzzer's disease is unusual. It is intracellular, pleomorphic, spore-forming, and motile. Although gram stains indicate that C. piliforme is gram-negative, the organism falls into a category of agents that are "extremely ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... re. pleomorphism and that when she was conducting tests commented that it was "hard to find people who were not infected" (with pleomorphic bacteria)...? There is also an increase in TB in this nation, but there are no public awareness programs alerting the population of the ...

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Sat May 20, 2006 7:19 pm
 
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