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preaseptic

[ pree-uh-sep-tik ]
/ ˌpri əˈsɛp tɪk /
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adjective Medicine/Medical.

pertaining to the period before the use of aseptic practices in surgery.

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Medical definitions for preaseptic

preaseptic
[ prē′ə-sĕptĭk, -ā-sĕp- ]

adj.

Of or being the period in the history of medicine and surgery when the principles of asepsis were not yet known or adopted.
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