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 (ā-zĕn′ĭk, ā-zē′nĭk)
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms. Usually used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms that are completely free of the presence of other organisms.

[a- + Greek xenikos, foreign (from xenos, stranger; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots).]

a·xen′i·cal·ly adv.


(Microbiology) (of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated
[C20: see a-1, xeno-, -ic]


(eɪˈzɛn ɪk, eɪˈzi nɪk)

1. (of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
2. (of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.
[1940–45; a-6 + Greek xenikós foreign. See xeno-, -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.axenic - (of experimental animals) raised under sterile conditionsaxenic - (of experimental animals) raised under sterile conditions; "axenic conditions"; "germfree animals"
germfree - free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile; "a germfree environment"
2.axenic - (used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organismsaxenic - (used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms; "an axenic culture"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
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To determine whether the effect of the flies was due to microorganisms that they contributed or to some non-microbiological factor, colonies of axenic fruit flies were developed.
The purpose of this contract is to acquire, deliver and commission a complete indirect calorimetry system in axenic mice, at the service of Production Zootechnics of UMS006 in Toulouse.
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Studies show strains with efficiency for the biocontrol of several pathogens or in plant growth promotion via rhizosphere colonization, under natural and axenic conditions (Pomella & Ribeiro, 2009) or providing nutrients to the plant (Machado et al.
Biodegradation of 4-(1-nonyl) phenol by axenic cultures of the yeast Candida aquaetextoris: identification of microbial breakdown products and proposal of a possible metabolic pathway.
Among the topics are the sustainability of domestic sewage sludge disposal, composting as a low cost method for eliminating pathogens in sewage sludge in the Mexican city of Merida, a bacterial consortium and axenic cultures isolated from activated sewage sludge for biodegradation of imidazolium-based ionic liquid, an analysis of electro-oxidation suitability for landfill leachate treatment through an experimental study, and applying response surface methodology for optimizing semi-aerobic landfill leachate treatment using ozone.
Saubouraud broth and nutritive agar were used for bacteria; afterward a series of serialized dissolutions was performed based on 10 colony forming units (CFU) for planting a specific volume in solid medium and obtain axenic cultures for later identification (15).
Add 500 mI of wastewaters from AI-Nasiriya refinery after sterilized by autoclave to Erlenmeyer flasks and incubated with 10 mI from axenic and mixed cultures of fungi spores ([10.