postulate (pos´tyu-lat)

A proposition that is taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for further analysis. See also hypothesis, theory. [L. postulo, pp. -atus, to demand]
Ampère's p. Avogadro's law
Avogadro's p. Avogadro's law
Ehrlich's p. side-chain theory
Koch's p.'s to establish the specificity of a pathogenic microorganism, it must be present in all cases of the disease, inoculations of its pure cultures must produce disease in animals, and from these it must be again obtained and be propagated in pure cultures.Koch's law;


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