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subculture

Pronunciation: sub-kul'chur

Definition:

  1. A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture; a method used to prolong the life of a particular strain where there is a tendency to degeneration in older cultures.
  2. To make a fresh culture with material obtained from a previous one.
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