verb (cultur, ing)
- The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
- The beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
- (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
- (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
- The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
Etymology: From (term, cultura, lang=la) < (term, cultus, lang=la), perfect passive participle of (term, colere, , till, cultivate, worship, lang=la) (related to (term, colonus, lang=la) and (term, colonia, lang=la)) < (proto, Indo-European, qwel), + suffix (term, -ura).
- (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
- (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
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