Definition of Culture medium

1. Noun. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms.

Exact synonyms: Medium
Generic synonyms: Food, Nutrient
Category relationships: Bacteriology
Specialized synonyms: Agar, Nutrient Agar

Definition of Culture medium

1. Noun. (microbiology) A liquid or gel, containing nutrients, that is used to cultivate microorganisms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Culture medium

1. A substance, either solid or liquid, used for the cultivation, isolation, identification, or storage of microorganisms. Synonym: growth medium, medium, nutrient medium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Culture medium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"EGG ALBUMEN AS A culture medium FOR CHICK TISSUE. OLIVE SWEZY. Egg albumen as a culture medium for chick tissue in vitro has received but scant attention ..."

2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"STARCH AGAR, A USEFUL culture medium* EDWARD B. VEDDER Captain, Medical Corps, US Army (From the Laboratory of Pathology, Army Medical School, Washington, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The culture medium usually employed in our laboratory for establishment of these cultures has consisted of (v/ v): 45% NCTC-135, 45% Medium 199, ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"The phe- notype cannot be reversed by manipulation of serum type in the culture medium. Cell Substratum. The substratum on which cells are cultivated ..."

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