gnotobiotics[nō′tō bī ät′iks]
gnotobiotics definition by Webster's New World
the study of organisms raised in germ-free conditions: often a specific microorganism is also introduced
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- gnotobiotic adjective
gnotobiotics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun (used with a sing. verb)
The study of organisms or environmental conditions that have been rendered free of bacteria or contaminants or into which a known microorganism or contaminant has been introduced for research purposes.
Origin: Greek gnōtos, known; see gnō- in Indo-European roots + biotics, study of living organisms.
- gnoˌto·bi·otˈic adjective
gnotobiotics - Medical Definition