Gnotobiotics definition

nōtō-bī-ŏtĭks
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.
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The study of organisms raised in germ-free conditions: often a specific microorganism is also introduced.
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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.
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The science involved with maintaining a microbiologically controlled environment.
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Origin of gnotobiotics

  • Greek gnōtos known gnō- in Indo-European roots biotics study of living organisms

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