Subculture definition

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The definition of a subculture is a cultural group with distinct patterns, behaviors, etc. that often vary from the mainstream groups in society or a culture of microorganisms which were derived from another microorganism culture.

An example of a subculture are the hipsters with their unique trends, behaviors and lifestyle.

An example of a subculture is a new microorganism culture which is created in the lab.

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To subculture is defined as to grow a new bacterial strain using an old bacteria culture.

An example of to subculture is to grow a bacterial strain in a flask with new medium and old bacteria culture.

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A cultural subgroup differentiated by status, ethnic background, residence, religion, or other factors that functionally unify the group and act collectively on each member.
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One culture of microorganisms derived from another.
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A culture, as of bacteria, grown on a fresh medium from a previous culture.
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A group (within a society) of persons who are of the same age, social or economic status, ethnic background, etc. and who share the same distinctive interests, goals, etc.
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The distinct cultural patterns of such a group.
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A cultural subgroup differentiated by status, ethnic background, residence, religion, or other factors that functionally unify the group and act collectively on each member.
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One culture of microorganisms derived from another.
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A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features.

The goth subculture has its own mode of dress, and it has a characteristic musical style.

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(biology) A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium.
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(biology) To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
subculture
Plural:
subcultures

Origin of subculture