germ-free


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germ-free

adj
(Pathology) not carrying microorganisms, esp ones that produce disease in animals or plants
Translations

germ-free

[ˌdʒɜːmˈfriː] ADJestéril; (= sterilized) → esterilizado

germ-free

[ˈdʒɜːmˌfriː] adjasettico/a

germ-free

n. axénico; libre a microorganismos.
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Moreover, these malevolent dili ingon nato (Cebuano for the 'not-like-us') are dangerous because, like germs, you can't see them, so for good measure as we try to create a germ-free environment, we use deodorants and air fresheners.
At first, when the genetically modified mice were put in a sterile, germ-free environment, they did not develop multiple sclerosis.
They said that we should endeavour individually and collectively to confront this challenge and make our lives germ-free and avoid diseases
Here, the animals can live their entire lives in a germ-free environment without the trillions of microbes that exist in and on humans and animals under ordinary circumstances.
Contract awarded for Supply, Delivery, Installation and commissioning of germ-free 2-tier semi rigid isolator system and other components for lee kong chian school of medicine
The device works by dispensing dog poo bags from one end and hand sanitiser from the other, meaning the owner's hands stay clean and germ-free when cleaning up dog mess.
To date, the majority of research in this field has been done in germ-free mice; altering or disrupting their microbiome has been demonstrated to mimic human depression, anxiety, and autism.
Germ-free mice that receive these kids' microbes don't grow as well as mice that get microbes from healthy kids.
These animals were not only raised in a germ-free environment but were also fed an "elemental" diet of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, rather than foods that contain intact proteins themselves.
A spiral-bound technical handbook for research labs and lab workers, this book is a husbandry guide for keeping and doing experiments using germ-free and gnotobiotic mice.
The youngster was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder and was referred the Bubble Unit at the RVI where he was placed in an isolated 8ft, germ-free zone.
We meet scientist Kris who keeps his home germ-free and Fiona who can't leave to do the school run without finishing her rituals.