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.

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Origin of gnotobiosis

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