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aseptic

adjective asep·tic \(ˌ)ā-ˈsep-tik, ə-\

medical : free from germs that cause disease

Full Definition of ASEPTIC

1
a :  preventing infection <aseptic techniques>
b :  free or freed from pathogenic microorganisms <an aseptic operating room>
2
:  lacking vitality, emotion, or warmth <aseptic essays>
asep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ASEPTIC

  1. <patients with compromised immune systems must be treated in aseptic environments>

Origin of ASEPTIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1859

Other Microbiology Terms

pathogen, salmonella, tetanus

Rhymes with ASEPTIC

aseptic

adjective asep·tic \-ˈsep-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASEPTIC

1
:  preventing infection <aseptic techniques>
2
:  free or freed from pathogenic microorganisms <an aseptic operating room>
asep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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