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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cultural subgroup differentiated by status, ethnic background, residence, religion, or other factors that functionally unify the group and act collectively on each member.
  • noun One culture of microorganisms derived from another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In bacteriology, to make a secondary culture in a new medium from an old culture.
  • noun In bacteriology, a culture derived from a previous culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features.
  • noun biology A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium
  • verb biology To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs

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sub- +‎ culture

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