gnotobiology


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gnotobiology

[¦nō·dō·bī′äl·ə·jē]
(biology)
That branch of biology dealing with known living forms; the study of higher organisms in the absence of all demonstrable, viable microorganisms except those known to be present.
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Germ free facilities have been used in gnotobiology for a relatively short time period.
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.