Definition of Germfree

1. Adjective. Free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile. "A germfree environment"

Also: Antiseptic
Similar to: Axenic
Antonyms: Germy



Definition of Germfree

1. Adjective. (context: of an animal in gnotobiotics) Having no microorganisms living in or on it. ¹

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Definition of Germfree

1. free from germs [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germfree

germanophilia
germanophilias
germans
germanyl
germanyls
germaphobe
germaphobes
germaphobia
germaphobic
germband
germbands
germed
germen
germens
germfree (current term)
germicidal
germicide
germicides
germier
germiest
germin
germina
germinabilities
germinability
germinable
germinal
germinal area
germinal cell

Literary usage of Germfree

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Adaptation of germfree Mice to Conventional Environments It is advisable for scientists in gerontological research to use "clean conventional" rodents, ..."

2. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Metabolism and function of thiamine ami naphthoquinones in germfree and ... Cecal enlargement, cardiac output, and O2 consumption in germfree rats. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"And from these, appropriate hybrid lines. All foundation and expansion colonies have been Caesarean-derived and maintained in germfree ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... I Cholic acid in gallbladder bile acids of germfree and conventional dogs, 157, 386 Choline -induced reticuloendothelial system stimulation and shock ..."

5. Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops by National Research Council (2006)
"In animal-microorganism interactions, studies with germfree and gnotobiotic mice over the last several years have greatly expanded our understanding of the ..."

6. Bacteria and Their Products by German Sims Woodhead (1891)
"... at once after it has undergone natural filtration— that is water that has not stood in an underground basin— when it may be almost germfree. ..."

7. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Natural infection of germfree rats with Mycoplasma pulmonis. J Infect Dis 1973; 127:529-537. 18. Cassell GH, Lindsey JR, Baker HJ, ..."

8. Annual Report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of (1895)
"Cans in which the milk is set for creaming, all dippers and strainers should be rendered as germfree as possible so that the number of organisms added to ..."

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