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culture

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noun cul·ture \ˈkəl-chər\

Medical Definition of culture

  1. 1a:  the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts and depends upon the human capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generationsb:  the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group

  2. 2a:  the act or process of growing living material (as bacteria or viruses) in prepared nutrient mediab:  a product of cultivation in nutrient media

  3. cul·tur·al \ˈkəlch(-ə)-rəl\play adjective
    cul·tur·al·ly \-rə-lē\play adverb




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culture

transitive verb cul·ture

Medical Definition of culture

cul·turedcul·tur·ing \ˈkəlch-(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. 1:  to grow (as microorganisms or tissues) in a prepared medium

  2. 2:  to start a culture from <culture soil>; also :  to make a culture of <culture milk>





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