gnotobiotic
adjective Etymology: Greek gnōtos known (from gignōskein to know) + biotē life, way of life — more at know, biota Date: 1949 of, relating to, living in, or being a controlled environment containing one or a few kinds of organisms; also axenicgnotobiotically adverb

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  • gnotobiotic — gnotobiótic adj. m.(sil. bi o ), pl. gnotobiótici; f. sg. gnotobiótică, pl. gnotobiótice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • gnotobiotic — Organism or environment completely or almost completely depleted of all organisms or all other organisms. Animals that are SPF (specific pathogen free) are gnotobiotic …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • gnotobiotic — Denoting germ free or formerly germ free organisms in which the composition of any associated microbial flora, if present, is fully defined. [see gnotobiota] * * * gno·to·bi·ot·ic .nō tə (.)bī ät ik, bē adj of, relating to, living in, or being a… …   Medical dictionary

  • gnotobiotic — a; see agnotobiotic culture …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gnotobiotic — (no to bi ot ik) Animals that are germfree (microorganism free) or live in association with one or more known microorganisms …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • gnotobiotic — /noh toh buy ot ik/, adj. (of germfree animals) inoculated with microorganisms of a given type. [1945 50; GNOTOBIOTE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gnotobiotic — adjective Pertaining to gnotobiotics …   Wiktionary

  • gnotobiotic — gno·to·bi·ot·ic …   English syllables

  • gnotobiotic — adj. describing germ free conditions or a germ free animal that has been inoculated with known microorganisms …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gnotobiotic — …   Useful english dictionary

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