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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Definitions for aseptic

  1. Free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
  2. A product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
  3. Aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.

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Citations for aseptic
The development of aseptic packaging is so highly regarded in food industry circles that in 1983 members of the Institute of Food Technologists… voted it the number-one food innovation in the last fifty years. Vince Staten, Can You Trust a Tomato in January?
He was taken to an aseptic, white barracks on the opposite bank of the Moldau. Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths
Origin of aseptic
1855-1860
Aseptic was invented in the 1850s by chemists. It is based on the root septic meaning "infected."