asepsis

[uh-sep-sis, ey-sep-]

noun

absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
Medicine/Medical. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.

Origin of asepsis

First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + sepsis
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British Dictionary definitions for asepsis

asepsis

noun

the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
the methods of achieving a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for asepsis
n.

1892, from a- (2) "not" + sepsis.

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asepsis in Medicine

asepsis

[ə-sĕpsĭs, ā-]

n.

The state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms.
The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.
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asepsis in Science

asepsis

[ə-sĕpsĭs, ā-sĕpsĭs]

The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.
The process of removing microorganisms that cause infection.
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