gnotobiote [noh-toh-bahy-oht] Word Origin noun

  1. a gnotobiotic animal.

Origin of gnotobiote Greek gnōt(ós) known + -o- + -biote, back formation from biotic gnotobiote in Medicine gnotobiote [nō′tō-bī′ōt′] n.

  1. A germ-free animal infected with one or more microorganisms in order to study the microorganism in a controlled situation.

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