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sub•cul•ture



Pronunciation: (
v.sub-kul'chur;
n.sub'kul"chur),
[key]
v., -tured, -tur•ing,
n.


v.t.
Bacteriol.to cultivate (a bacterial strain) again on a new medium.

n.
1. Bacteriol.a culture derived in this manner.
2. Sociol.
a. the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society.
b. a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or society.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

subcrustalsubcurrent
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