gnotobiology


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gno·to·bi·ol·o·gy

(nō'tō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē),
The study of animals in the absence of contaminating microorganisms; that is, of "germ-free" animals.
[G. gnotos, known, + bios, life, + logos, study]
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gno·to·bi·ol·o·gy

(nō'tō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The study of animals in the absence of contaminating microorganisms; i.e., of "germ-free" animals.
[G. gnotos, known, + bios, life, + logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Gnotobiotic pigs in germ-free facilities have been used in gnotobiology for a relatively short time period, and management of gnotobiotic pigs in such facilities require additional investigation.