(of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree.
(of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated.
(of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated
axenic a·xen·ic (ā-zěn’ĭk, ā-zē’nĭk)
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms; sterile. Used especially in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms.
plural of axis1 . plural of ax or axe. an instrument with a bladed head on a handle or helve, used for hewing, cleaving, chopping, etc. Jazz Slang. any musical instrument. the ax, Informal. dismissal from employment: to get the ax. expulsion from school. rejection by a lover, friend, etc.: His girlfriend gave him the […]
a combining form meaning “axis”: axial; axilemma. axi- pref. Variant of axio-.
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or forming an axis: an axial relationship. situated in or on an axis. Contemporary Examples Because there is the luminous ensemble of Sigmar Polke entitled axial Ages. Treasures From the Pinault Collection Bernard-Henri Lévy June 11, 2009 Historical Examples He called them axial processes, the only name which appears to […]
- Axial angle
axial angle axial angle n. The angle formed by two surfaces of a structure, as of a tooth, in which the line of union is parallel with its axis. Historical Examples Here he turned on the great forty-foot sphere to an axial angle of twenty-three degrees, well exposing the Southern Hemisphere. Mr. Oseba’s Last Discovery […]