axenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ xenic

Adjective[edit]

axenic (comparative more axenic, superlative most axenic)

  1. (biology) Containing only a single species of microorganism. For example, an "axenic culture" means that a pure sample of the organism in question has been grown.
    This species has resisted all attempts at axenic culture.
  2. (biology) Isolated from organisms of any other species

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