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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(1981) Gnotobiology research in Japan--A brief history of and a review of the present status--, In Recent Advances in Germfree Research (eds.
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