gnotobiotics

/ (ˌnəʊtəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of organisms living in germ-free conditions or when inoculated with known microorganisms

Nearby words

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

Derived Formsgnotobiotic, adjectivegnotobiotically, adverb

Word Origin for gnotobiotics

C20: from Greek, from gnōtos, from gignōskein to know + bios known life

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Medicine definitions for gnotobiotics

gnotobiotics

[ nō′tō-bī-ŏtĭks ]

n.

Gnotobiology.

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