[ ey-zen-ik, ey-zee-nik ]
/ eɪˈzɛn ɪk, eɪˈzi nɪk /
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(of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
(of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.
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OTHER WORDS FROM axenica·xen·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby axenic
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British Dictionary definitions for axenic
/ (eɪˈziːnɪk) /
(of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated
Word Origin for axenic
C20: see a- 1, xeno-, -ic
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Medical definitions for axenic
[ ā-zĕn′ĭk, ā-zē′nĭk ]
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms; sterile. Used especially in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms.
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