gnotobiosis

[ noh-toh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌnoʊ toʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs /

noun

an environmental condition in which germfree animals have been inoculated with strains of known microorganisms.

Nearby words

  1. gnossus,
  2. gnostic,
  3. gnosticism,
  4. gnosticize,
  5. gnotobiology,
  6. gnotobiota,
  7. gnotobiote,
  8. gnotobiotic,
  9. gnotobiotics,
  10. gnow

Origin of gnotobiosis

1945–50; < Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biosis

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