Antonyms of adj axenic

2 senses of axenic

Sense 1
axenic -- ((of experimental animals) raised under sterile conditions; "axenic conditions"; "germfree animals")

INDIRECT (VIA germfree) -> germy -- (full of germs or pathological microorganisms; "the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy")

Sense 2
axenic -- ((used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms; "an axenic culture")

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Similarity of adj axenic

2 senses of axenic

Sense 1
axenic -- ((of experimental animals) raised under sterile conditions; "axenic conditions"; "germfree animals")
       => germfree (vs. germy) -- (free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile; "a germfree environment")

Sense 2
axenic -- ((used of cultures of microorganisms) completely free from other organisms; "an axenic culture")
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

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