gnotobiotic

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gno·to·bi·ot·ic

(nō'tō-bī-ot'ik),
Denoting germ-free or formerly germ-free organisms in which the composition of any associated microbial flora, if present, is fully defined.
[see gnotobiota]

gnotobiotic

[nō′tōbī·ot′ik]
pertaining to a germ-free animal or an animal or an environment in which all the microorganisms are known. See also germ-free animal.

gnotobiotic

Biology
adjective Referring to a system to which only preselected components, organisms and nutrients are introduced. Gnotobiotic organisms are either experimental models (e.g., mice with naïve immune systems), or “experiments of nature”, in which the natural immune defence is grossly defective (e.g., severe combined immune deficiency); prolonged survival of the host requires complete avoidance of exposure to pathogens.

gno·to·bi·ot·ic

(nō'tō-bī-ot'ik)
Denoting germ-free or formerly germ-free organisms in which the composition of any associated microbial flora, if present, is fully defined.

gnotobiotic

literally ‘known life’; typically referring to an environment or animal that is essentially germ-(microorganism-) free, or one in which the microbial flora present is known, usually because it has been deliberately introduced.

gnotobiotic

pertaining to a gnotobiote or to gnotobiotics.

gnotobiotic animal
one that has been born germ free and then infected with known microorganisms. See also axenic and specific pathogen free.
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