- absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
- Medicine/Medical. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.
Origin of asepsis
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Thus the older men, who had been trained before the day of asepsis and modern methods, were revered but carefully watched.Love Stories
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It is without doubt an ideal food for any climate where concentration is desirable and asepsis cannot be neglected.The Home of the Blizzard
Much stress has been laid upon the subject of asepsis and antisepsis.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Asepsis, it is true, has reduced the average residence in hospital from about 35 to less than 20 days.
The head cases on the other hand bore movement fairly well, provided only that asepsis was ensured.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
- 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
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- 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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- The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.
- The process of removing microorganisms that cause infection.
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