n 1 a : the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts and depends upon the human capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations b : the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group 2 a : the act or process of growing living material (as bacteria or viruses) in prepared nutrient media b : a product of cultivation in nutrient media cul*tur*al adj cul*tur*al*ly adv
, vt, cul*tured cul*tur*ing 1 : to grow (as microorganisms or tissues) in a prepared medium 2 : to start a culture from < soil> : also : to make a culture of < milk> .
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