preaseptic

[pree-uh-sep-tik]

Origin of preaseptic

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preaseptic in Medicine

preaseptic

[prē′ə-sĕptĭk, -ā-sĕp-]
adj.
  1. 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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