roller tube

noun

: a culture tube (as for normal or malignant tissue cells) in which the material to be cultivated is immobilized on the side of the tube by a film of serum or other medium and which is rotated (as in a water bath) to insure adequate and uniform aeration

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roller tube was in 1933

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“Roller tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roller%20tube. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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