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preantiseptic

[pree-an-tuh-sep-tik] /ˌpri æn təˈsɛp tɪk/
adjective, Medicine/Medical
1.
(especially of surgery) noting that period of time before the adoption of the principles of antisepsis (about 1867).
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preantiseptic in Medicine

preantiseptic pre·an·ti·sep·tic (prē'ān-tĭ-sěp'tĭk)
adj.
Of or being the period in the history of medicine and surgery before the adoption of the principles of antisepsis.

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