axenic

axenic

[ey-zen-ik, ey-zee-nik]
adjective Biology.
1.
(of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
2.
(of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.

Origin:
1940–45; a-6 + Greek xenikós foreign. See xeno-, -ic

axenically, adverb
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axenic (eɪˈziːnɪk)
 
adj
(of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated
 
[C20: see a-1, xeno-, -ic]

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axenic a·xen·ic (ā-zěn'ĭk, ā-zē'nĭk)
adj.
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms; sterile. Used especially in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms.

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