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coculture

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noun co·cul·ture \ˌkō-ˈkəl-chər\
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Medical Definition of coculture

  1. :  the act or process of growing two types of living material (such as cells) in prepared nutrient media Although monotypic cell cultures are valuable in characterizing cell-specific responses to unconjugated bilirubin, they are less informative than coculture studies, which allow exploration of cell-cell interactions that are probably critical for tissue homeostasis and overall CNS function.—Jon F. Watchko et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 21 Nov. 2013

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transitive verb They encouraged the fusion of fibroblasts and embryonic stem cells by coculturing cells of both types in an agent that facilitates membrane fusion …—Elizabeth G. Phimister, The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Oct. 2005

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