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a·xen·ic

 (ā-zĕn′ĭk, ā-zē′nĭk)
adj.
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.

axenic

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

a•xen•ic

(eɪˈzɛn ɪk, eɪˈzi nɪk)

adj.
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"