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 (ə-sĕp′sĭs, ā-)
1. The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.
2. The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.


(əˈsɛpsɪs; eɪ-)
1. (Medicine) the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
2. (Medicine) the methods of achieving a germ-free condition


(əˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-)

1. absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
2. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.


1. absence of bacteria of a harmful nature.
2. the techniques of achieving this condition. — aseptic, adj.
See also: Cleanliness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismsasepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.asepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganismsasepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
References in classic literature ?
I've seen antiseptics come along and sweep everything before them, and then I've seen asepsis take their place.
Electronic auction: delivery of materials for compliance with asepsis and intraoperative manipulation
She is past chair and a previous board member of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP).
Instructing surgeons to clean their hands, wear gloves and use chemicals to disinfect operating spaces, he was the father of antisepsis (fighting germs) and the modern practice of asepsis (removing them entirely).
Lastly, you'll find an opportunity to earn continuing education credit with a contribution on infection control from OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention).
Medical errors included failure of complying with sterility and asepsis rules (32%), wrong identification of patient identity (19%), and administrating wrong dosage of medications (12%).
In dentistry, asepsis is critical to avoid cross infections, post-treatment failures, unnecessary prescription of antibiotics, and complications that put patient's life at risk.
There is no substitute for meticulous surgery and maintenance of strict asepsis while performing the operation.
Few health care professionals focus as much attention on preventing infectious disease transmission as surgical technologists, says Rodriguez, and she presents a textbook that bridges the gap between theory and practice and cause and effect and brings relevance and context to the principles of asepsis and sterile technique.
Infection is the most common problem encountered after every surgical procedure and every step of asepsis is adopted to prevent it.
This is possible through proper selection of patients and use of meticulous technique at surgery that include care at asepsis and closure of umbilical port site at fascial level as well as the peritoneum.
The principles of surgical asepsis apply to field surgeries with few exceptions.