gelatin culture medium


gelatin culture medium
a medium containing extract or infusion broth solidified with 12 per cent gelatin, used to determine gelatinase activity in the identification of Serratia and Clostridium. The medium may be supplemented with thioglycolate for cultivation of Clostridium in an aerobic environment.

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  • Culture medium — Culture Cul ture (k?l t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Colony}.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culture medium — Medium Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culture medium — noun (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro organisms • Syn: ↑medium • Topics: ↑bacteriology • Hypernyms: ↑food, ↑nutrient …   Useful english dictionary

  • semisolid culture medium — 1. a culture medium containing 0.3 to 0.5 per cent agar to give it a semisolid consistency; see motility test medium. 2. a culture medium containing agar or gelatin that is liquid in the warm state and solid when cooled …   Medical dictionary

  • Culture — Cul ture (k?l t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Colony}.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Culture fluid — Culture Cul ture (k?l t?r; 135), n. [F. culture, L. cultura, fr. colere to till, cultivate; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Colony}.] 1. The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medium — Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medium of exchange — Medium Me di*um, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf. {Medius}.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Culture — A culture is the propagation of microorganisms in a growth media. Any body tissue or fluid can be evaluated in the laboratory by culture techniques in order to detect and identify infectious processes. Culture techniques also be used to determine …   Medical dictionary

  • medium — 1. A means; that through which an action is performed. 2. A substance through which impulses or impressions are transmitted. 3. SYN: culture m.. 4. The liquid holding a substance in solution or suspension. 5. Any of the substances in which a… …   Medical dictionary


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