from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cultural subgroup differentiated by status, ethnic background, residence, religion, or other factors that functionally unify the group and act collectively on each member.
- n. One culture of microorganisms derived from another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features.
- n. A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium
- v. To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bacteriology, a culture derived from a previous culture.
- In bacteriology, to make a secondary culture in a new medium from an old culture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
sub- + culture (Wiktionary)