synxenic
syn·xen·ic (sin-zenґik) [syn- + xen- + -ic] associated with a known number of microbic species; applied to laboratory animals whose microfauna and microflora are known (gnotobiotes).

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  • synxenic — adj. [Gr. syn, together; xenos, guest] The rearing of one or more individuals of a single species along with one or more known species of organisms; see axenic, dixenic, monoxenic, polyxenic, trixenic, xenic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dixenic — adj. [Gr. dis, two; xenos, guest] Rearing of one or more individuals of a single species in association with two known species of organisms; see axenic, monoxenic, polyxenic, synxenic, trixenic, xenic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polyxenic — adj. [Gr. polys, many; xenos, guest] The rearing of one or more individuals of one species in association with many other known species of organisms; see dixenic, axenic, synxenic, trixenic, xenic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trixenic — adj. [Gr. treis, three; xenos, guest] The rearing of one or more individuals of one species in association with three known species of organisms; see axenic, dixenic, monoxenic, polyxenic, synxenic, xenic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • xenic — adj. [Gr. xenos, guest] The rearing of individuals of one species together with an unknown number of species of other organisms; see axenic, polyxenic, synxenic, trixenic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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