Denoting germ-free or formerly germ-free organisms in which the composition of any associated microbial flora, if present, is fully defined. [see gnotobiota]

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gno·to·bi·ot·ic .nō-tə-(.)bī-'ät-ik, -bē- adj of, relating to, living in, or being a controlled environment containing one or a few kinds of organisms also free from other living organisms: AXENIC <\gnotobiotic mice>
gno·to·bi·ote -'bī-.ōt n
gno·to·bi·ot·i·cal·ly -(.)bī-'ät-ik(-ə)-lēalso -bē- adv

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describing germ-free conditions or a germ-free animal that has been inoculated with known microorganisms.

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gno·to·bi·ot·ic (no″to-bi-otґik) pertaining to a gnotobiote or to gnotobiotics. Cf. axenic.

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