Definition of co-culture in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkōˌkəlCHər/ /ˈkoʊˌkəltʃər/


  • 1A cell culture containing two or more different types of cell.

    • ‘co-cultures are increasingly used to understand general mechanisms by which bacteria may interact among themselves’
    1. 1.1The culturing of two or more different types of cell together in the same medium.
      • ‘the co-culture of keratinocytes with melanocytes’

transitive verb

[with object]Biology
  • Culture (cells) together in the same medium with cells of a different type.

    • ‘these cells will then be co-cultured with stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium’