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organ culture

organ culture in Medicine

organ culture n.

  1. The maintenance or growth of tissues, organ primordia, or the parts or whole of an organ in vitro in such a way as to allow differentiation or preservation of the architecture or function.

  2. A culture of such tissue or such an organ.

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