caldo de cultivo
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caldo de cultivo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(place where something spreads)
a. breeding ground
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El senador acusó a la universidad de ser un caldo de cultivo para ideas revolucionarias.The senator accused the university of being a breeding ground for revolutionary ideas.
b. hotbed
París a finales del siglo XIX era un caldo de cultivo para artistas de vanguardia.Paris in the 19th century was a hotbed for avant-garde artists.
2. (biology)
a. broth medium
Las células se reprodujeron rápidamente en el caldo de cultivo.The cells reproduced rapidly in the broth medium.
b. broth culture
Dejamos al hongo en el caldo de cultivo por una noche y lo que encontramos a la mañana fue realmente sorprendente.We left the fungus in the broth culture overnight, and what we found the next morning was truly stunning.
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