noun[mass noun] Biology & Medicine
- 1The growth in an artificial medium of cells derived from living tissue.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of tissue cultureDefinition of tissue culture in:
- The US English dictionary