microculture

noun
mi·​cro·​cul·​ture | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce microculture (audio) \

Definition of microculture

1 : a microscopic culture of cells or organisms
2 : the culture of a small group of human beings with limited perspective

Other Words from microculture

microcultural \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈkəlch-​rəl How to pronounce microculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adjective

Examples of microculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rebrands are essentially an opportunity to pivot from one microculture into another. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Many of the restaurants featured on the show have their own microculture. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 24 Nov. 2021 This is not to say that teams that have a microculture are insular. Kartik Mandaville, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 There is such a strange microculture to footballers’ fashion and style and the design that goes around it. Alicia Lutes, Vulture, 11 Sep. 2021 This year, monoculture floundered, but microculture flourished. Jason Kehe, Wired, 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of microculture

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of microculture was in 1893

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“Microculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microculture. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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microculture

noun
mi·​cro·​cul·​ture | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce microculture (audio) \

Medical Definition of microculture

: a microscopic culture of cells or organisms a microculture of lymphocytes

Other Words from microculture

microcultural \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈkəlch-​(ə-​)rəl How to pronounce microculture (audio) \ adjective

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