gnotobiotic

adjective
gno·​to·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌnō-tō-bī-ˈä-tik How to pronounce gnotobiotic (audio) , -bē- How to pronounce gnotobiotic (audio) \

Definition of gnotobiotic

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

Other Words from gnotobiotic

gnotobiotically \ ˌnō-​tō-​bī-​ˈä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce gnotobiotically (audio) , -​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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnotobiotic. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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gnotobiotic

adjective
gno·​to·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌnō-tə-(ˌ)bī-ˈät-ik How to pronounce gnotobiotic (audio) , -bē- How to pronounce gnotobiotic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce gnotobiote (audio) \ noun
gnotobiotically \ -​(ˌ)bī-​ˈät-​ik(-​ə)-​lē also -​bē-​ How to pronounce gnotobiotically (audio) \ adverb

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