coculture

noun
co·​cul·​ture | \ ˌkō-ˈkəl-chər How to pronounce coculture (audio) \
variants: or co-culture
plural cocultures or co–cultures

Definition of coculture

: the act or process of culturing two types of cells or tissue in the same medium a coculture of pancreatic tumor cells and fibroblasts co-culture conditions/studies

Other Words from coculture

coculture or co-culture transitive verb cocultured or co-cultured; coculturing or co-culturing
They encouraged the fusion of fibroblasts and embryonic stem cells by coculturing cells of both types in an agent that facilitates membrane fusion … — Elizabeth G. Phimister

First Known Use of coculture

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Coculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coculture. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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coculture

noun
co·​cul·​ture | \ ˌkō-ˈkəl-chər How to pronounce coculture (audio) \
variants: or co-culture

Medical Definition of coculture

: the act or process of growing two types of living material (such as cells) in prepared nutrient media Although monotypic cell cultures are valuable in characterizing cell-specific responses to unconjugated bilirubin, they are less informative than coculture studies, which allow exploration of cell-cell interactions that are probably critical for tissue homeostasis and overall CNS function.— Jon F. Watchko et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 21 Nov. 2013

Other Words from coculture

coculture or co-culture transitive verb
They encouraged the fusion of fibroblasts and embryonic stem cells by coculturing cells of both types in an agent that facilitates membrane fusion … — Elizabeth G. Phimister, The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Oct. 2005

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