the growth of only one microorganism in a culture.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of pure culture
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby pure culture
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Example sentences from the Web for pure culture
Naturally the flavor produced by pure-culture ferments depends upon the character of the organism used.
Experience seems to indicate that pure-culture starters "run out" sooner than domestic starters.
British Dictionary definitions for pure culture
bacteriol a culture containing a single species of microorganism
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Medical definitions for pure culture
A culture consisting of the descendants of a single cell.
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