gnotobiotics


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gnotobiotics

 [no″to-bi-ot´iks]
1. the science of maintaining a microbiologically controlled environment.
2. the science of raising laboratory animals whose microflora and microfauna are specifically known in their entirety.

gnotobiotics

(nō′tō-bī-ŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of organisms or environmental conditions that have been rendered free of bacteria or contaminants or into which a known microorganism or contaminant has been introduced for research purposes.

gno′to·bi·ot′ic adj.

gnotobiotics

(nō″tō-bī-ŏt′ĭks) [Gr. gnotos, known, + bios, life]
The study of animals that have been raised in germ-controlled or germ-free surroundings.

gnotobiotics

the science of rearing gnotobiotes. Also used in the more general sense of rearing specific pathogen free animals for use in a disease-free environment on commercial farms.
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Japan Intersociety Microbiology Congress (1979), and the Association for Gnotobiotics (1980).
In addition to membership in OAS, Frank Chorpenning held memberships in the following associations: the American Association of Immunologists (1961; Emeritus, 1983); the American Society for Microbiology (1950; fellow; Emeritus, 1981); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1949-1976); the American Association of Blood Banks (19561975); and the Association for Gnotobiotics (1971).