(1)A culture is the propagation of microorganisms in a growth media. Any body tissue or fluid can be evaluated in the laboratory by culture techniques in order to detect and identify infectious processes. Culture techniques also be used to determine sensitivity to antibiotics.
(2) culture, n 1. the growth of microorganisms or other living cells on artificial media.
culture, bacterialn the bacterial growth on or in an artificial medium. The medium used may be selective for a given type or genus of organism (e.g., tomato juice agar for lactobacilli). culture, endodontic
n the growth of microorganisms obtained from root canals or periapical tissues. culture, endodontic medium
n a type used for endodontic cultures. culture medium
n a type used for cultivating bacteria.
one carried out in the absence of air.
a growth of cells in vitro; although the cells proliferate they do not organize into tissue. continuous flow culture the cultivation of bacteria in a continuous flow of fresh medium to maintain bacterial growth in logarithmic phase.
the cultivation of bacteria in a continuous flow of fresh medium to maintain bacterial growth in logarithmic phase.
a small piece of tissue such as trachea or gut maintained in culture.
a culture in which the material to be cultivated is inoculated into a drop of fluid attached to a coverglass inverted over a hollow slide.
one grown on a medium, usually agar or gelatin, on a Petri dish.
a culture of a single cell species, without presence of any contaminants.
a subculture derived from a primary culture
one made on the surface of solidified medium in a tube which has been tilted to provide a greater surface area for growth.
one in which the medium is inoculated by thrusting a needle deep into its substance.
one in which the medium is inoculated by drawing an infected wire across it.
a culture in which cells multiply while suspended in a suitable medium.
maintenance or growth of tissue, organ primordia, or the whole or part of an organ in vitro so as to preserve its architecture and function. Used loosely to refer to monolayer cell cultures. See explant culture (above).
a culture of a species of microorganism usually maintained in a central collection of type or standard cultures.