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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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.
Fireman Sam loving ve-year-old Seth Lane is undergoing treatment in the hospital's sterile, germ-free Bubble Unit while he awaits an operation that doctors hope will kick start his immune system.
Haller used germ-free mice in which part of their immune defense was genetically modified, thus increasing their susceptibility to inflammatory diseases.
The effects of emulsifier consumption were eliminated in germ-free mice, which lack a microbiota.
But if you want to aim for germ-free, go with fist bumps instead.
When they transferred gut bacteria that had been mixed with saccharin (in a test tube) to germ-free mice, the animals' glucose tolerance got worse.
Peanuts revved up the germ-free animals' immune systems, but mice with normal gut bacteria didn't have the bad reaction.
Plant factories grow vegetables in close to sterile conditions in almost germ-free cleanrooms.
The water generated by the condensation is microbiologically pure since it is first sterilised with an ozone process and then further made germ-free through two different UV process, before the mineralisation and before being served.
The study revealed that germ-free mice are more susceptible to infection with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes than mice with conventional intestinal microbiota.
Municipal Services and other relevant departments utilised all of their resources to keep the city clean and germ-free during these works, Soomro said on completion of the operation on the third day of Eid-ul-Azha, said a press release on Friday.