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tissue culture

the technique of cultivating living tissue in a prepared medium outside the body.
the tissue so cultivated.
Origin of tissue culture
1920-25 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tissue culture
  • The tests, such as a gastric or intestinal tissue culture or biopsy, determine if the virus is in the tissue.
  • So much of medicine today depends on tissue culture.
British Dictionary definitions for tissue culture

tissue culture

the growth of small pieces of animal or plant tissue in a sterile controlled medium
the tissue produced as a result of this process
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tissue culture in Medicine

tissue culture n.

  1. The technique or process of keeping tissue viable in a culture medium.

  2. A culture of tissue grown by this technique or process.

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