[ lis-tuh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈlɪs təˌrɪz əm /


an antiseptic method introduced by Joseph Lister, involving the spraying of the parts under operation with a carbolic acid solution.


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Origin of Listerism

First recorded in 1875–80; Lister + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for listerism

/ (ˈlɪstəˌrɪzəm) /


surgery the use of or theory of using antiseptic techniques
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