microculture

noun mi·cro·cul·ture \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkəl-chər \

Definition of microculture

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

microcultural

play \ˌmī-krō-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective

First Known Use of microculture

1893

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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microculture

noun mi·cro·cul·ture \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkəl-chər \

medical Definition of microculture

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

microcultural

play \ˌmī-krō-ˈkəlch-(ə-)rəl\ adjective

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