TITLE

facultative

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p773
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Definitions of the medical term "facultative" is presented. Facultative means having the ability to do something that is not compulsory. In biology and particularly bacteriology, having the ability to live under certain conditions. Thus a microorganism may be facultative with respect to oxygen and be able to live with or without oxygen. The term originated from the word "facultas" which means capability.
ACCESSION #
21228022

 

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