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axenic

[ey-zen-ik, ey-zee-nik] /eɪˈzɛn ɪk, eɪˈzi nɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
(of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
2.
(of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; a-6 + Greek xenikós foreign. See xeno-, -ic
Related forms
axenically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for axenic

axenic

/eɪˈziːnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated
Word Origin
C20: see a-1, xeno-, -ic
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axenic in Medicine

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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