gnotobiote


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gno·to·bi·ote

(nō'tō-bī'ōt),
An individual organism from a group assembled from pure isolates (gnotobiota).

gnotobiote

/gno·to·bi·ote/ (-bi´ōt) a specially reared laboratory animal whose microflora and microfauna are specifically known in their entirety.gnotobiot´ic

gnotobiote

a specially reared animal whose microflora and microfauna are known in complete detail. Gnoto is a Greek word for known, and biota is lifeforms, in this case microorganisms. See also gnotobiotic animal.