Listerism

[lis-tuh-riz-uh m]
noun
  1. an antiseptic method introduced by Joseph Lister, involving the spraying of the parts under operation with a carbolic acid solution.

Origin of Listerism

First recorded in 1875–80; Lister + -ism
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Listerism

noun
  1. surgery the use of or theory of using antiseptic techniques
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