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asepsis

[uh-sep-sis, ey-sep-] /əˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-/
noun
1.
absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
2.
Medicine/Medical. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; a-6 + sepsis
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British Dictionary definitions for asepsis

asepsis

/əˈsɛpsɪs; eɪ-/
noun
1.
the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
2.
the methods of achieving a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for asepsis
n.

1892, from a- (2) "not" + sepsis.

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asepsis in Medicine

asepsis a·sep·sis (ə-sěp'sĭs, ā-)
n.

  1. The state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms.

  2. The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.

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asepsis in Science
asepsis
  (ə-sěp'sĭs, ā-sěp'sĭs)   
  1. The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.

  2. The process of removing microorganisms that cause infection.


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