axenic

adjective
axe·nic | \(ˌ)ā-ˈze-nik, -ˈzē- \

Definition of axenic 

: free from other living organisms

Other Words from axenic

axenically \-ni-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of axenic

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axenic

a- entry 2 + Greek xenos strange

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about axenic

Statistics for axenic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for axenic

The first known use of axenic was in 1942

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for axenic

axenic

adjective
axe·nic | \(ˈ)ā-ˈzen-ik, -ˈzēn- \

Medical Definition of axenic 

: free from other living organisms an axenic culture of bacteria

Other Words from axenic

axenically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

Comments on axenic

What made you want to look up axenic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!