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brei

[ brahy ]
/ braɪ /
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noun Microbiology.

a suspension of finely divided tissue in an isotonic medium, used chiefly as a culture for certain viruses.

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Origin of brei

<German: mush; akin to Old English brīg, brīw soup
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British Dictionary definitions for brei

brei
/ (breɪ) /

verb breis, breiing or breid

Also: brey (intr) Southern African informal to speak with a uvular r, esp in AfrikaansCompare burr 2

Word Origin for brei

C20: from Afrikaans; compare bray 1
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