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noun 
  1. The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
  2. The beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
  3. (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
  4. (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
  5. The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
verb (cultur, ing)
  1. (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
  2. (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
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).


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