gnotobiotic

gnotobiotic

[noh-toh-bahy-ot-ik]
adjective
(of germfree animals) inoculated with microorganisms of a given type.

Origin:
1945–50; gnotobiote + -ic

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gnotobiotics (ˌnəʊtəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of organisms living in germ-free conditions or when inoculated with known microorganisms
 
[C20: from Greek, from gnōtos, from gignōskein to know + bios known life]
 
gnotobi'otic
 
adj
 
gnotobi'otically
 
adv

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gnotobiotic gno·to·bi·ot·ic (nō'tō-bī-ŏt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to gnotobiology.

  2. Free of germs or associated only with known or specified germs.

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