antisepsis

[an-tuh-sep-sis]

noun

destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.

Nearby words

  1. antiscorbutic,
  2. antisecretory,
  3. antiselection,
  4. antisense,
  5. antisense rna,
  6. antiseptic,
  7. antiseptic dressing,
  8. antiseptically,
  9. antisepticize,
  10. antiseptics

Origin of antisepsis

First recorded in 1870–75; anti- + sepsis

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British Dictionary definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis

noun

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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Medicine definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis

[ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs]

n.

Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.

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Science definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis

[ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs]

The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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