gnotobiotic

[ noh-toh-bahy-ot-ik ]
/ ˌnoʊ toʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk /

adjective

(of germfree animals) inoculated with microorganisms of a given type.

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Origin of gnotobiotic

First recorded in 1945–50; gnotobiote + -ic

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Medical definitions for gnotobiotic

gnotobiotic
[ nō′tō-bī-ŏtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to gnotobiology.
Free of germs or associated only with known or specified germs.
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