axenic axenic adj. 1. raised under sterile conditions; -- of experimental animals; as, axenic conditions. [WordNet 1.5]

2. pure or completely free of the presence of other organisms; -- used of cultures of microorganisms; as, an axenic culture.

Syn: uncontaminated; germ-free. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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