pure culture

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noun

the growth of only one microorganism in a culture.

Nearby words

  1. purdy,
  2. pure,
  3. pure absence,
  4. pure and simple,
  5. pure as the driven snow,
  6. pure democracy,
  7. pure food and drug act,
  8. pure imaginary number,
  9. pure laine,
  10. pure land

Origin of pure culture

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for pure culture

pure culture

noun

bacteriol a culture containing a single species of microorganism
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Medicine definitions for pure culture

pure culture

n.

A culture consisting of the descendants of a single cell.

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