- destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
Origin of antisepsis
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Examples from the Web for antisepsis
Yet, after all, here was the germ of the idea of antisepsis.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
But don't they have any knowledge of antisepsis or isolation?Star Surgeon
Antisepsis, like anæsthesia, was marvellously anticipated by the surgical forefathers of the medieval period.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
Anaesthesia, antisepsis, and the natural methods of cure were all anticipated in the medieval time.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
Much stress has been laid upon the subject of asepsis and antisepsis.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefactionCompare asepsis
- the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms
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- Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.
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- The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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