tissue culture


Definition of tissue culture

: the process or technique of making body tissue grow in a culture medium outside the organism also : a culture of tissue (such as epithelium)

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Recent Examples on the Web Today, Cleber Trujillo, a project scientist, oversees the growth of thousands of organoids in a tissue culture room in Dr. Muotri’s lab. New York Times, "Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?," 29 Aug. 2019 Because ‘Cavendish’ produces no seeds, it can only be propagated by division or tissue culture. Steve Bender, Southern Living, "Yes, We’ll Have No Bananas," 20 Aug. 2019 The product is constructed by cells in standard tissue culture vessels, which takes six to eight weeks to manufacture at a 1,000-square-foot lab on the BioBridge Global campus in San Antonio. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio company at the forefront of stem-cell therapy," 15 Aug. 2019 His vision for the botanical garden is to create plant research facilities, which would include a herbarium, tissue culture facilities, a nursery and greenhouses complemented by a library and computer/internet accessibility. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Garden advocate wants Ramona Street completion off priority list," 11 July 2018 Professional growers use heat treatments and tissue culture to control viral disease. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 That's why, in August 2016, Front Range Biosciences began developing a method of tissue culturing that avoided all these problems. Matt Simon, WIRED, "How Cannabis Tech Can Help Build a Better Cup of Coffee," 27 Mar. 2018 Here, Hogan grows plants from seeds, cuttings and tissue culture, then ships them to all corners of the earth. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Paradise on a standard city lot: Horticulturalist Sean Hogan to sell his Portland hideaway (photos)," 4 Jan. 2018 Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a new 3-D tissue culturing system to study endometriosis with the goal of one day improving treatment. Abby Haglage, SELF, "This 3-D Tissue Culturing System Could Change the Way Doctors Treat Endometriosis," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tissue culture

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Tissue culture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tissue%20culture. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of tissue culture

: the process or technique of making body tissue grow in a culture medium outside the organism also : a culture of tissue (as epithelium)

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