gnotobiotic

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. gnosticize,
  2. gnotobiology,
  3. gnotobiosis,
  4. gnotobiota,
  5. gnotobiote,
  6. gnotobiotics,
  7. gnow,
  8. gnp,
  9. gnrh,
  10. gns.

Origin of gnotobiotic

First recorded in 1945–50; gnotobiote + -ic

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Medicine 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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