Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Bonewit Chapter 20

Bacilli bacteria that have a rod shape
cocci bacteria that have a round shape
contagious capable of being transmitted directly or indirectly from one person to another
culture the propagation of a mass of microorganisms in a laboratory culture medium
culture medium a mixture of nutrients on which microorganisms are grown in the laboratory
false negative a test result denoting that a condition is absent when it is actually present
false positive a test result denoting that a condition is present when it is actually absent
fastidious extremely delicate, difficult to culture, and involving specialized growth requirements
immunization the process of becoming protected from a disease through vaccination
incubate in microbiology, the act of placing a culture in a chamber (incubator) tht provides optimal growth requirements for the multiplication of the organisms, such as the proper temperature, humidity, and darkness.
incubation period the interval of time between the invasion by a pathogenic microorganism and the appearence of first symptoms of the disease.
infectious disease a disease caused by a pathogen that produces harmful effects on its host.
inoculate to introduce microorganisms into a culture medium for growth and multiplication.
microbiology the scientific study of microorganisms and their activities
mucous membrane a membrane lining body passages or cavities that open to the outside
normal flora harmless, nonpathogenic microorganisms that normally reside in many parts of the body but do not cause disease
resistance the natural ability of an organism to remain unaffected by harmful substances in its environment
sequela a morbid (secondary) condition occuring as a result of a less serious primary infection
smear material spread on a slide for microscopic examination
specimen a small sample or part taken from the body to show the nature of the whole
spirilla bacteria that have a spiral or curved shape
streaking in microbiology, the process of inoculating a culture to provide for the growth of colonies on the surface of a solid medium.
streptolysin an exotoxin produced by beta-hemolytic streptococci, which completely hemolyzes red blood cells
susceptible easily affected, lacking resistance.
colony a mass of bacteria growing on a solid culture medium that have arisen from the multiplication of a single bacterium