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gnotobiosis

[noh-toh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌnoʊ toʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
an environmental condition in which germfree animals have been inoculated with strains of known microorganisms.
Origin of gnotobiosis
1945-1950
1945-50; < Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biosis
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