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1. Biology A small-scale culture of microorganisms, cells, or tissues.
2. Sociology The distinctive culture of a small group of people within a limited geographical area or within an organization such as a school or business.
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1. (Biology) the experimental growth of a very small number of microorganisms
2. (Biology) a very small group of microorganisms grown experimentally
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mi•cro•cul•ture(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkʌl tʃər)
the culture of a group living within a limited geographical area.
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