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culture   (kŭl'chər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A growth of microorganisms, viruses, or tissue cells in a specially prepared nutrient medium under supervised conditions.

  2. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. culture is learned and shared within social groups and is transmitted by nongenetic means.

Verb   To grow microorganisms, viruses, or tissue cells in a nutrient medium.
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