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gnotobiote

[ noh-toh-bahy-oht ]
/ ˌnoʊ toʊˈbaɪ oʊt /
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noun
a gnotobiotic animal.
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Origin of gnotobiote

<Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biote, back formation from biotic
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Medical 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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