pure culture

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noun

the growth of only one microorganism in a culture.

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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pure culture in Medicine

pure culture

n.

A culture consisting of the descendants of a single cell.
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