Definition of chemostat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkēmōˌstat/ Pronunciation: /ˈkemō-/


A system in which the chemical composition is kept at a controlled level, especially for the culture of microorganisms.
Example sentences
  • However, even bacteria confined to chemostats can subvert our plans for them, inventing new niches instead of refining methods for exploiting those we had defined.
  • Temperature is controlled by immersing the chemostat growth chamber in a 37° water bath.
  • Imagine a chemostat inoculated with a single clone.

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Syllabification: che·mo·stat

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