gnotobiote

gnotobiote

[noh-toh-bahy-oht]
noun
a gnotobiotic animal.

Origin:
< Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biote, back formation from biotic

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gnotobiote gno·to·bi·ote (nō'tō-bī'ōt')
n.
A germ-free animal infected with one or more microorganisms in order to study the microorganism in a controlled situation.

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