Axenic definition

ā-zĕnĭk, ā-zēnĭk
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms. Usually used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms that are completely free of the presence of other organisms.
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Not contaminated; gnotobiotic.
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Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms. Usually used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms that are completely free of the presence of other organisms.
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(biology) Containing only a single species of microorganism. For example, an "axenic culture" means that a pure sample of the organism in question has been grown.

This species has resisted all attempts at axenic culture.

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(biology) Isolated from organisms of any other species.
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Origin of axenic

  • a– Greek xenikos foreign (from xenos stranger ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • a- +‎ xenic

    From Wiktionary