gamma hemolysis


Also found in: Medical.

gamma hemolysis

[‚gam·ə hi′mäl·ə·səs]
(microbiology)
The absence of activity in the area surrounding a bacterial colony growing on blood agar. Also known as nonhemolysis.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In Table 2, Staphylococcus epidermidis created gamma hemolysis.
In unwashed fresh blood agar, gamma hemolysis was observed probably because the ATP level was still high, which means most of the cells were still intact.
Both unwashed expired and fresh human blood show gamma hemolysis due to the interferences still present in them.