Definition of "cultured" []

  • Educated, polished, and refined; cultivated. (adjective)
  • Produced under artificial and controlled conditions: cultured pearls. (adjective)
  • Showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Artificially grown or synthesized (adjective)
  • Of superior quality, as though the product of special training (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cultured" in a sentence
  • "Capecchi and Smithies had demonstrated that genes could be targeted by homologous recombination in cultured cells, and Evans had contributed the necessary vehicle to the mouse germ line – the ES-cells."
  • "Smithies first used homologous recombination to correct a mutant HPRT gene in cultured ES cells [35]."
  • "Japanese researchers have built a miniature pump that's driven by living cells cultured from a rat's heart muscles."