coculture

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noun co·cul·ture \ ˌkō-ˈkəl-chər \
variants: or co-culture
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of coculture

plural cocultures or co–cultures
: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

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


Medical Dictionary

coculture

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noun co·cul·ture \ ˌkō-ˈkəl-chər \
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 Medicine21 Nov. 2013

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. PhimisterThe New England Journal of Medicine20 Oct. 2005

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