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broth

(brôth, brŏth)
n. pl. broths (brôths, brŏths, brôthz, brŏthz)
A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms: inoculated the broth with bacteria.

broth

1 a fluid culture medium, such as a solution of lactose or thioglycollate, used to support the growth of bacteria for laboratory analysis.
2 a beverage or other clear fluid made with meat extract and water, such as chicken bouillon.

broth

Food industry
A clear liquid made from meat, vegetables or bones boiled in water and used to prepare other foods.

Microbiology
A liquid medium—e.g., Müller-Hinton broth—that contains various nutrients and is used to culture bacteria and other microorganisms in culture.

broth

one of any number of liquid media, for example nutrient broth, used in microbiology for the growth of MICROORGANISMS. See MEDIUM.

broth

liquid media for culturing microorganisms.

cooked meat broth
a medium useful for culturing anaerobic bacteria.
enrichment broth
one modified to permit growth by selected bacteria. An example is selenite broth, which is selective for salmonellae.