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shake culture[′shāk ‚kəl·chər]
A method for isolating anaerobic bacteria by shaking a deep liquid culture of an agar or gelatin to distribute the inoculum before solidification of the medium.
A liquid medium in a flask that has been inoculated with an aerobic microorganism and placed on a shaking machine; action of the machine continually aerates the culture.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.