tissue culture

the technique of cultivating living tissue in a prepared medium outside the body.
the tissue so cultivated.


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

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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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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.
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