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)

Examples of tissue culture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To do this, staff at the center conducted a tissue culture series, which entailed taking small cuttings of stems or tips of leaves from each of the seven varieties of trees and treating the infection. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 27 May 2022 Three final questions on this research: First, is the SARS-CoV-2 virus selected in tissue culture also more infectious in animals, including humans? William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 So, their embryos must be removed and placed in a tissue culture—a petri dish containing salts, sugars, and hormones—that will trick around five per cent of the embryos into developing. Helen Sullivan, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2021 In fact, the Furin cleavage site is often lost merely by growing SARS-CoV-2 in human tissue culture. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Core resources such as tissue culture rooms and animal facilities filled up fast. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, 11 Aug. 2021 That kind of expertise lay in a burgeoning field called tissue culture. Ainissa Ramirez, Scientific American, 17 June 2021 The indoor facility, after construction, will consist of 200 total lights for flowering plants as well as a nursery, R&D lab rooms for testing trials, and a small tissue culture lab for in-house genetics. Jackie Bryant, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2021 Propagation is the creation of new plants from existing plants, and techniques include seeds, cuttings, division or separation, layering, grafting and tissue culture. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 20 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tissue culture

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Tissue culture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tissue%20culture. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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