- 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.
Origin of culture
Synonyms for culture
Examples from the Web for culturing
Contemporary Examples of culturing
They then set about culturing the breast milk for bacteria and for viruses.Buy That Breast Milk!
October 22, 2013
Historical Examples of culturing
Perhaps that was the result of her Eastern home life and its culturing influence.Jane Allen: Center
These twenty-four years spent in shaping and culturing, but to what end?Hope Mills
Amanda M. Douglas
He loses no opportunity of dwelling on the culturing influence of the Bible.
Now there is a kind of competition among the departments of a school as to which is the most culturing.
Collecting and culturing of native wood roaches in Ohio, with some additional notes on their parasites.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
- 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
Word Origin for culture
mid-15c., "the tilling of land," from Middle French culture and directly from Latin cultura "a cultivating, agriculture," figuratively "care, culture, an honoring," from past participle stem of colere "tend, guard, cultivate, till" (see cult). The figurative sense of "cultivation through education" is first attested c.1500. Meaning "the intellectual side of civilization" is from 1805; that of "collective customs and achievements of a people" is from 1867.
For without culture or holiness, which are always the gift of a very few, a man may renounce wealth or any other external thing, but he cannot renounce hatred, envy, jealousy, revenge. Culture is the sanctity of the intellect. [William Butler Yeats]
Slang culture vulture is from 1947. Culture shock first recorded 1940.
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.