Lister

[ lis-ter ]
/ ˈlɪs tər /

noun

Joseph, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Re·gis [lahym ree-jis] /laɪm ˈri dʒɪs/, 1827–1912, English surgeon: founder of modern antiseptic surgery.
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British Dictionary definitions for joseph lister (1 of 2)

lister

/ (ˈlɪstə) /

noun

US and Canadian agriculture a plough with a double mouldboard designed to throw soil to either side of a central furrowAlso called: lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster

Word Origin for lister

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British Dictionary definitions for joseph lister (2 of 2)

Lister

/ (ˈlɪstə) /

noun

Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
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Medicine definitions for joseph lister

Lister

[ lĭstər ]
Joseph First Baron Lister. 1827-1912

British surgeon who demonstrated in 1865 that carbolic acid was an effective antiseptic agent and introduced it to the surgical process.
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Science definitions for joseph lister

Lister

[ lĭstər ]
First Baron Title of Joseph Lister 1827-1912

British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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