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Dictionary definition for: Fastidious

1. (a) giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect" "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

2. (a) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms" "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

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