axenic(redirected from axenicly)
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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.
(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)
1. (of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
2. (of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.
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|Adj.||1.||axenic - (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 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"