Meaning of “culture medium” in the English Dictionary

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"culture medium" in British English

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culture mediumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌl.tʃə ˌmiː.di.əm/ us /ˈkʌl.tʃɚ ˌmiː.di.əm/ plural culture media specialized

Examples from literature

  • Another method of attacking this problem consists in introducing blood from yellow fever patients or recent cadavers into various "culture media" for the purpose of cultivating any germ that might be present. 
  • It closely resembles the typhoid bacillus, but is distinguished from it by its behaviour in artificial culture media. 
  • It has been found possible by varying in many ways the character of the culture medium and temperature to grow under artificial conditions outside of the body most, if not all, of the bacteria which cause disease. 
  • This large and very irregular surface is bathed in fluid which is a good culture medium and but a single layer of cells covers it. 

(Definition of “culture medium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)