antisepsis

[an-tuh-sep-sis]
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Origin of antisepsis

First recorded in 1870–75; anti- + sepsis
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British Dictionary definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis

noun
  1. destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefactionCompare asepsis
  2. the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms
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antisepsis in Medicine

antisepsis

[ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs]
n.
  1. Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.
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antisepsis in Science

antisepsis

[ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs]
  1. The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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