culture medium


noun Bacteriology.


Origin of culture medium

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for culture medium

culture medium

noun

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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Medicine definitions for culture medium

culture medium

n.

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