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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Hownd plans to use the cash raised for NPD - including germ-free accessories, additions to its dog treats range and new chewing natural supplements.
Having a germ-free childhood that limits exposure to infections could trigger the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).A
To put it simply, the researchers explained that kids who lived in very clean, germ-free conditions during their first years and had less interaction with other children are prone to lymphoblastic leukemia, a form of blood cancer most oftenly diagnosed in children between the ages 0 to 4 years.
For the past decade, exposure to chemicals that keep swimming pool waters clear and germ-free has sent an average of 4,535 people a year to the emergency room for treatment.
"Packaging is meant partly to keep food germ-free and safe from the surrounding environment.
The first set of studies found that germ-free mice and rats--bred to have no bacteria living on or in them--displayed less sociability; introducing a healthy gut microbiome corrected many of the rodents' abnormal behaviors.
He said that PFA will also start awareness campaigns and training sessions for the food industry as well as bound manufacturers to ensure cleanliness of the production area, use of standard articles/ingredients and germ-free equipment.
However, the surface did not stay germ-free after another six months.
"We hope that more Davaoenos, especially the children, will have to live healthier lives as we all strive to create germ-free communities with proper hygiene and proper handwashing," said John Andrew Macuto, district manager at Procter and Gamble for Region XI.
Schretter, observed that germ-free flies, which did not carry bacteria, were hyperactive.
In this way, people would be able to get germ-free vegetables and fruits besides a protective shield against diseases, he claimed.
That's why her parents, school, and others around her do everything they can to keep the environment around her germ-free.