gnotobiotic


gno·to·bi·ot·ic

adjective \ˌnō-tō-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\

Definition of GNOTOBIOTIC

:  of, relating to, living in, or being a controlled environment containing one or a few kinds of organisms; also :  axenic
gno·to·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of GNOTOBIOTIC

Greek gnōtos known (from gignōskein to know) + biotē life, way of life — more at know, biota
First Known Use: 1949

gno·to·bi·ot·ic

adjective \ˌnō-tə-(ˌ)bī-ˈät-ik, -bē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GNOTOBIOTIC

: of, relating to, living in, or being a controlled environment containing one or a few kinds of organisms; also : free from other living organisms : axenic <gnotobiotic mice>
gno·to·bi·ote \-ˈbī-ˌōt\ noun
gno·to·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-(ˌ)bī-ˈät-ik(-ə)-lē also -bē-\ adverb

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