asepsis

noun
asep·​sis | \(ˌ)ā-ˈsep-səs, ə-\

Definition of asepsis 

1 : the condition of being aseptic

2 : the methods of making or keeping aseptic

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Anesthesia and asepsis made hospital surgeries not only safer but also more bearable. Jeanne Kisacky, Smithsonian, "When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals," 14 June 2017 Anesthesia and asepsis made hospital surgeries not only safer but also more bearable. Jeanne Kisacky, Smithsonian, "When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of asepsis

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for asepsis

New Latin

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asepsis

noun
asep·​sis | \(ˈ)ā-ˈsep-səs, ə- \
plural asepses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of asepsis 

1 : the condition of being aseptic

2 : the methods of producing or maintaining an aseptic condition

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