—v., -tured, -tur•ing,
Bacteriol.to cultivate (a bacterial strain) again on a new medium.
1. Bacteriol.a culture derived in this manner.
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.
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