Origin of lister1
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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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Joseph, 1st Baron Lister. 1827–1912, British surgeon, who introduced the use of antiseptics
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[lĭs′tər]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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[lĭs′tər]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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