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gnotobiotic

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adjective gno·to·bi·ot·ic \ˌnō-tō-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\

Definition of gnotobiotic

  1. :  of, relating to, living in, or being a controlled environment containing one or a few kinds of organisms; also :  axenic

gnotobiotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of gnotobiotic

Greek gnōtos known (from gignōskein to know) + biotē life, way of life — more at know, biota


First Known Use: 1949


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gnotobiotic

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adjective gno·to·bi·ot·ic \ˌnō-tə-(ˌ)bī-ˈät-ik, -bē-\

Medical Definition of gnotobiotic

  1. :  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>

gnotobiote

\-ˈbī-ˌōt\play noun

gnotobiotically

\-(ˌ)bī-ˈät-ik(-ə)-lē also -bē-\play adverb



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