gnotobiote

[noh-toh-bahy-oht]

noun

a gnotobiotic animal.

Origin of gnotobiote

< Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biote, back formation from biotic
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Medicine definitions for gnotobiote

gnotobiote

[nō′tō-bīōt′]

n.

A germ-free animal infected with one or more microorganisms in order to study the microorganism in a controlled situation.
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