[uh-sep-sis, ey-sep-]
absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
Medicine/Medical. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.

1890–95; a-6 + sepsis Unabridged
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asepsis (əˈsɛpsɪs, eɪ-)
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 & History

1892, from a- "not" + sepsis (see sepsis). Aseptic is recorded from 1859.
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asepsis a·sep·sis (ə-sěp'sĭs, ā-)

  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   (ə-sěp'sĭs, ā-sěp'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.

  2. The process of removing microorganisms that cause infection.

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