protoculture etymology

English word protoculture comes from English culture, English proto-

Detailed word origin of protoculture

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
culture English (eng) (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something). (Compare cultivate.). (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria). (Compare cultivate.) (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.. (botany) Cultivation.. (cartography) The details on a map that do not [...]
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
protoculture English (eng) (physical, _, anthropology) The passing of behaviours from one generation to another among non-human primates. These cultures are very rudimentary, and do not exhibit complex cultural technology.

Words with the same origin as protoculture

Descendants of culture
apiculturist cultural culturalist culturally culturcide culturgen culturicidal culturicide culturism culturize cybercultural herpetocultural horticultural horticulturist intracultural microcultural multicultist multicultural noncultural pancultural pseudocultural sociocultural spatiocultural transcultural tricultural
Descendants of proto-
Proto-Albanian Proto-Austric Proto-Semitic protagon proto protoaspidistrin protobulge protocanonical protocerebral protochlorophyllide protocorm protodeacon protofeminist protoflexus protogalaxy protogenic protometal protomodernism protooncogenic protoscience protosolar protosun prototype protowriting