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culture medium

noun, Bacteriology
1.
medium (def 9).
Origin of culture medium
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Such toxins being set free in the culture medium are often known as extracellular.

  • The perfect purity of kanten is proved by its use as a culture medium in bacteriological work.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • The home is the culture medium, and in no two homes is its composition the same.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • A growth of bacteria is called a culture and the soil or material on which they are grown is called a culture medium.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • Here the germs find lodgment, here they find a culture medium—at the gateway of the human system.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • Cultures were made of these samples, and bacilli of different types were developed in the culture medium in a short time.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • The secretions of the appendix are very apt to decompose: hence a culture medium.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Nearly all species of plants can be grown to full maturity in the entire absence of these elements from their culture medium.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for culture medium

culture medium

noun
1.
a nutritive substance, such as an agar gel or liquid medium, in which cultures of bacteria, fungi, animal cells, or plant cells are grown
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culture medium in Medicine

culture medium n.
A liquid or gelatinous substance containing nutrients in which microorganisms or tissues are cultivated for scientific purposes.

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