- the cultivation of microorganisms, as bacteria, or of tissues, for scientific study, medicinal use, etc.
- the product or growth resulting from such cultivation.
verb (used with object), cul·tured, cul·tur·ing.
- to grow (microorganisms, tissues, etc.) in or on a controlled or defined medium.
- to introduce (living material) into a culture medium.
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Origin of culture
synonym study for culture
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Example sentences from the Web for culture
“Cultures” Versus “White Girls” As you can probably sense from my scare quotes, you can never be too careful these days.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.
The principle that outsiders should be welcomed and provided for was a cross-cultural theme in ancient cultures.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's often said that America is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities.
Death is interpreted differently by various people, cultures, and even science.
It is especially useful with cultures upon serum media, but is applicable also to the sputum.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
We have two kinds of vaccines already, the cow-pox vaccine and the killed cultures of bacteria introduced by Wright.
One American house makes a laudable attempt at a more exact terminology by calling the killed cultures of bacteria bacterins.
If it has not got these, it must master and make use of other foreign cultures as a substitute.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
Once in the milk, the bacteria multiplied rapidly, so that the milkman gave out cultures of typhoid in his milk bottles.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for culture
- the experimental growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, in a nutrient substance (culture medium), usually under controlled conditionsSee also culture medium
- a group of microorganisms grown in this way
Derived forms of cultureculturist, nouncultureless, adjective
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Cultural definitions for culture
The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.