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aseptic

[uh-sep-tik, ey-sep-]
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adjective
  1. free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
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noun
  1. a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
  2. aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.
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Origin of aseptic

First recorded in 1855–60; a-6 + septic
Related formsa·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverba·sep·ti·cism [uh-sep-tuh-siz-uh m, ey-sep-] /əˈsɛp təˌsɪz əm, eɪˈsɛp-/, nounnon·a·sep·tic, adjectivenon·a·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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  • Better results are secured with such substances by collecting them aseptically in the first place.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey


British Dictionary definitions for aseptically

aseptic

adjective
  1. free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
  2. aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for aseptically

aseptic

adj.

1859, from a- (2) "not" + septic. As a noun from 1884.

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aseptically in Medicine

aseptic

(ə-sĕptĭk, ā-)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by asepsis.
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aseptically in Science

aseptic

[ə-sĕptĭk, ā-sĕptĭk]
  1. Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
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