Definition of Blood agar

1. Noun. A culture medium containing whole blood as the nutrient.

Generic synonyms: Agar, Nutrient Agar

Medical Definition of Blood agar

1. An agar-based medium which hasbeen enriched with sterilised, defibinated blood (sheep, rabbit or horse). It is used for primary plating andsubculturing, especially to determine bacterial haemolysis. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Agar

blood-retinal barrier
blood-vascular system
blood agar (current term)
blood albumin
blood and guts
blood and tommy
blood bactericidal activity
blood bank
blood banks
blood bath
blood baths
blood berry
blood bin
blood bins
blood blister
blood brother
blood brotherhood

Literary usage of Blood agar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"Best development is obtained on blood- agar and ascites-blood-agar, ... On blood-agar a dustlike coat, composed of minute translucent colonies occurs; ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"It also grows aerobically upon blood agar in a staphylococcal ... Microphotograph of diplococci growing upon blood agar. are red blood corpuscles. x 880. ..."

3. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"Bordet and Gengou use a glycerin potato blood agar medium, but the organism grows well on ascitic agar, potato blood agar, and in ordinary blood agar. ..."

4. Report (1904)
"39) thirteen tubes of various kinds of blood agar were employed. ... A single flask of 2:1 blood agar was inoculated with a drop of rat blood, ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"In addition to this disadvantage, the preparation of the medium is a difficult procedure and is not compensated for by any decided advantage over blood agar ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"The blood agar was prepared by adding sterile defibrinated rabbit blood to ... The addition of a little broth to the surface of old blood agar plates will ..."

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