Colony counter

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Col´o`ny count`er

    (kǒl´ô`nŷ kount´ẽr)
n.1.(Microbiology) an instrument designed to conveniently count or assist counting colonies{9} of microorganisms on a plate containing a gelled growth medium. One variety uses a pencil-like rod with a metal tip, which is connected by an electrical connection to the gelled growth medium; when touched to a colony{9} on the plate, the completion of the electrical circuit causes an increment of 1 unit on the readout of the colony counter.
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The laboratory instruments are further categorized into anaerobic gas systems, automated gram stainers, automated petri dish fillers, autoclave sterilizers, bacterial colony counters, incubators, microbial air samplers, and other laboratory instruments; whereas the microbiology analyzers are further categorized into mass spectrometers, microscopes, and molecular diagnostics instruments.
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