Definition of tissue culture in English:

tissue culture

Line breaks: tis¦sue cul|ture

noun

[mass noun] Biology & Medicine
  • 1The growth in an artificial medium of cells derived from living tissue.
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    • The antigen for spiking the specimens designated as CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 was derived from a cell line grown by aseptic tissue culture.
    • Macrophages also can more easily be grown in tissue culture than stem cells, and future studies will even look at whether they can be genetically modified before transplantation.
    • As a critical plant hormone, auxin modulates such diverse processes as tropic responses to light and gravity, general root and shoot architecture, organ patterning, vascular development and growth in tissue culture.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A preparation of cells obtained by tissue culture.
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    • Sputum and tissue cultures usually reveal staphylococcal or streptococcal organisms as causative pathogens.
    • Animal testing opponents say there are other ways to gather data, including the use of computer technology, cell tissue cultures and chemical toxicity tests.
    • Diagnosis of infection therefore relies heavily on clinical parameters, with the aid of blood, surface, or tissue cultures to identify likely pathogens.

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