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[pree-uh-sep-tik] /ˌpri əˈsɛp tɪk/
adjective, Medicine/Medical.
pertaining to the period before the use of aseptic practices in surgery.
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preaseptic in Medicine

preaseptic pre·a·sep·tic (prē'ə-sěp'tĭk, -ā-sěp'-)
Of or being the period in the history of medicine and surgery when the principles of asepsis were not yet known or adopted.

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