antisepsis


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an·ti·sep·sis

 (ăn′tĭ-sĕp′sĭs)
n.
Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.

antisepsis

(ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs)
n
1. (Medicine) destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefaction. Compare asepsis
2. (Medicine) the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms

an•ti•sep•sis

(ˌæn təˈsɛp sɪs)

n.
destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
[1870–75]

antisepsis

the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antisepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismsantisepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.antisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganismsantisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations

antisepsis

[ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs] nantisepsi f
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