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culture medium

noun, Bacteriology.
medium (def 9).
Origin of culture medium
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The home is the culture medium, and in no two homes is its composition the same.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • The perfect purity of kanten is proved by its use as a culture medium in bacteriological work.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • The secretions of the appendix are very apt to decompose: hence a culture medium.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • A growth of bacteria is called a culture and the soil or material on which they are grown is called a culture medium.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • Cultures were made of these samples, and bacilli of different types were developed in the culture medium in a short time.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Here the germs find lodgment, here they find a culture medium—at the gateway of the human system.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • Nearly all species of plants can be grown to full maturity in the entire absence of these elements from their culture medium.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Such toxins being set free in the culture medium are often known as extracellular.

British Dictionary definitions for culture medium

culture medium

a nutritive substance, such as an agar gel or liquid medium, in which cultures of bacteria, fungi, animal cells, or plant cells are grown
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culture medium in Medicine

culture medium n.
A liquid or gelatinous substance containing nutrients in which microorganisms or tissues are cultivated for scientific purposes.

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