Definitions for "Fastidious"
Demanding in requirements for nutrients, atmospheric conditions and/or temperature of incubation.
in reference to prokaryotic organisms, having special growth and nutritional requirements
Having to do with microorganisms which have unusual and/or complex nutritional needs and must be grown on enriched media.
giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.