gnotobiotic

adjective gno·to·bi·ot·ic \ 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

gnotobiotically

play \ˌnō-tō-bī-ˈä-ti-k(ə-)lē, -bē-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of gnotobiotic

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


Medical Dictionary

gnotobiotic

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

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

gnotobiote

play \-ˈbī-ˌōt\ noun

gnotobiotically

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

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