AskDefine | Define gnotobiotics

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  1. The science involved with mainting a microbiologically controlled environment.

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Gnotobiosis (Greek: known life) is a condition in which all the forms of life present within an organism can be accounted for. Typically these organisms are germfree or gnotophoric (having only one contaminant).
gnotobiotics in Hebrew: גנוטוביוסיס
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