germfree

or germ-free

[ jurm-free, -free ]
/ ˈdʒɜrmˈfri, -ˌfri /

adjective

free of germs; sterile: This kind of research should be done in a germfree laboratory.
(of experimental animals) born and raised under sterile conditions.

Nearby words

  1. germanous,
  2. germans,
  3. germantown,
  4. germany,
  5. germen,
  6. germicide,
  7. germinability,
  8. germinable,
  9. germinal,
  10. germinal area

Origin of germfree

First recorded in 1930–35; germ + -free

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