antisepsis

antisepsis

[an-tuh-sep-sis]
noun
destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.

Origin:
1870–75; anti- + sepsis

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antisepsis (ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs)
 
n
1.  Compare asepsis destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefaction
2.  the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms

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antisepsis an·ti·sep·sis (ān'tĭ-sěp'sĭs)
n.
Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.

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antisepsis   (ān'tĭ-sěp'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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