culture medium

culture medium
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  • Culture medium — Culture Cul ture (k?l t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Colony}.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culture medium — Medium Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culture medium — n. a nutrient substance sterilized and prepared for the controlled growth of microorganisms or cells …   English World dictionary

  • culture medium — noun (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro organisms • Syn: ↑medium • Topics: ↑bacteriology • Hypernyms: ↑food, ↑nutrient …   Useful english dictionary

  • culture medium — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms culture medium : singular culture medium plural culture mediums or culture media biology a substance containing nutrients used for growing bacteria or other cells in a laboratory …   English dictionary

  • culture medium — cul·ture me·di·um (kulґchər meґde əm) any substance or preparation used for the cultivation of living cells. Abbreviations used in this table are: a. = agar, b. = broth, ba. = base, c. = culture medium, m. = medium …   Medical dictionary

  • culture medium — Bacteriol. medium (def. 9). [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • culture medium — noun A liquid or gel, containing nutrients, that is used to cultivate microorganisms. Syn: growth medium …   Wiktionary

  • culture medium — cul′ture me dium n. mcr medium 9) • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • culture medium — Any nutrient system for the cultivation of cells, bacteria or other organisms; usually a complex mixture of organic and inorganic nutrients …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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