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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nutrient agar mean? 

  The noun NUTRIENT AGAR has 1 sense:

1. any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

  Familiarity information: NUTRIENT AGAR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

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Nouns denoting substances


agar; nutrient agar

Hypernyms ("nutrient agar" is a kind of...):

culture medium; medium ((bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms)

Meronyms (substance of "nutrient agar"):

agar; agar-agar (a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nutrient agar"):

blood agar (a culture medium containing whole blood as the nutrient)

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