asepsis

[ uh-sep-sis, ey-sep- ]
/ əˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp- /

noun

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

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Origin of asepsis

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

asepsis
/ (əˈsɛpsɪs, eɪ-) /

noun

the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
the methods of achieving a germ-free condition
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Medical definitions for asepsis

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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Scientific definitions for asepsis

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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