tissue culture


the technique of cultivating living tissue in a prepared medium outside the body.
the tissue so cultivated.

Nearby words

  1. tiso,
  2. tisquantum,
  3. tissot,
  4. tissot, james joseph jacques,
  5. tissue,
  6. tissue lymph,
  7. tissue paper,
  8. tissue plasminogen activator,
  9. tissue respiration,
  10. tissue tension

Origin of tissue culture

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for tissue culture

tissue culture


the growth of small pieces of animal or plant tissue in a sterile controlled medium
the tissue produced as a result of this process
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Medicine definitions for tissue culture

tissue culture


The technique or process of keeping tissue viable in a culture medium.
A culture of tissue grown by this technique or process.

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