Definitions for asepsisəˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•sep•sisəˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-(n.)

  1. absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.

    Category: Microbiology

  2. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of asepsis:

1890–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asepsis, antisepsis, sterility, sterileness(noun)

    (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms

  2. antisepsis, asepsis(noun)

    the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms

Wiktionary

  1. asepsis(Noun)

    The state of being free from sepsis.

  2. asepsis(Noun)

    The process of removing pathogenic organisms or protecting against such organisms.

Freebase

  1. Asepsis

    Asepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing contaminants or, preventing contact with microorganisms. The term asepsis often refers to those practices used to promote or induce asepsis in an operative field in surgery or medicine to prevent infection. Ideally, a surgical field is "sterile," meaning it is free of all biological contaminants, not just those that can cause disease, putrefaction, or fermentation, but that is a situation that is difficult to attain, especially given the patient is often a source of infectious agents. Therefore, there is no current method to safely eliminate all of the patients' contaminants without causing significant tissue damage. However, elimination of infection is the goal of asepsis, not sterility.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Asepsis

    The prevention of access by infecting organisms to the locus of potential infection.

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