- free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
- a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
- aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.
Origin of aseptic
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Examples from the Web for aseptic
They understood the principles of aseptic surgery very well.
Almost needless to say these are exactly the principles of aseptic surgery.
Such an operation is an aseptic one, or performed aseptically.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
After this, in an aseptic wound the dressing need not be changed for days.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The ends should be sutured, however, as soon as the wound is aseptic or has healed.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
- aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for aseptic
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by asepsis.
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- Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
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