- a suspension of finely divided tissue in an isotonic medium, used chiefly as a culture for certain viruses.
Origin of brei
< German: mush; akin to Old English brīg, brīw soup
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- Also: brey (intr) Southern African informal to speak with a uvular r, esp in AfrikaansCompare burr 2
C20: from Afrikaans; compare bray 1
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