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

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

First Known Use of gnotobiotic

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gnotobiotic

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

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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

Other Words from gnotobiotic

gnotobiote \-​ˈbī-​ˌōt \ noun
gnotobiotically \-​(ˌ)bī-​ˈät-​ik(-​ə)-​lē also -​bē-​ \ adverb

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